house call

Definition

A call from a broker to a customer (called a maintenance margin call) or from a clearinghouse to a clearing member (called a variation margin call) demanding the deposit of cash or marginable securities to satisfy the Regulation T requirements and the house maintenance requirement for the purchase or short sale of securities or to cover an adverse price movement. also called federal margin call or Reg. T Call (for NASD requirements) or margin call.

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You may want to try and make a house call if you think you can get someone to take on your new investment.

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He made a house call and had a great time doing that and he made all the kids feel better and he was a great doctor.

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They just received a house call regarding their security position. They were requested to provide the funds to cover the adverse price position with the stock.

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