Margin call


Margin call
A demand for additional funds because of adverse price movement. Maintenance margin requirement, security deposit maintenance

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   A call made by the clearing house or broker to a counterparty whose margin account has fallen below the minimum requirement or the maintenance margin. Also referred to as a maintenance call.
   ► See also Maintenance Margin.

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margin call UK US noun [C]
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a demand to increase the amount of money or assets in a margin account because it has fallen below the lowest amount allowed

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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