margin call


margin call
A call from a clearinghouse to a clearing member, or from a brokerage firm to a customer, to bring margin deposits up to a required minimum level. Chicago Board of Trade glossary
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A call from the clearinghouse to a clearing member ( variation margin call), or from a broker to a customer (maintenance margin call), to add funds to their margin account to cover an adverse price movement. The added margin assures the brokerage firm and the clearinghouse that the customer can purchase or deliver the entire contract, if necessary. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
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A demand for additional funds because of adverse price movement. maintenance margin requirement, security deposit maintenance . Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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A demand for additional funds to be deposited in a margin account to meet margin requirements because of adverse future price movements. Exchange Handbook Glossary

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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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