hypothecation agreement

Definition

Document signed by an individual wanting to open a margin account, in which he/she agrees to certain regulations and allows the brokerage to have a lien on the account. also called margin agreement.

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You may want to try and enter in to a hypothecation agreement if you think that will help out your company.

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Your signature is needed in the indicated locations on the hypothecation agreement when the account is opened, and then again when it is terminated.

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After I approached my broker about being able to trade stocks on margin, he agreed to open a separate margin account for me so long as I signed a hypothecation agreement.

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