credit balance


The amount remaining in a cash account or margin account after all securities have been paid for.

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You need to make sure that you always know where your credit balance stands so that you know what you can get next time.

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Most investors prefer to maintain a credit balance in their accounts so that they can act on new investment opportunities if they arise.

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An example of credit balance would be--if you frequented a particular clothing store and they gave you bonus rewards for each item that you purchased. Eventually you would accumulate enough "points" to purchase another item "free."

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