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margin account

definition

A brokerage account established for the purpose of borrowing money to fund investment transactions or for use as a performance bond when trading in derivatives. See Call Loan; Call Loan Rate; Call Money; Initial Margin; Margin; Margin Call; Maintenance Margin; Remargining.

Related Terms

 • margin level  • restricted account  • call money rate  • margin requirement  • margin call  • margin  • remargining  • Writing cash-secured puts