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  1. Money borrowed from a brokerage firm to fund investment transactions.

  2. In futures and options trading, funds borrowed and used as a performance bond assuring that the investor will comply with the terms of any derivatives contracts bought or sold in the account. See Call Loan; Call Loan Rate; Call Money; Initial Margin; Margin Account; Margin Call; Maintenance Margin; Remargining.

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