margin

Definitions (3)

1. Using money borrowed from a broker/dealer to purchase securities; here also called buying on margin.
2. The amount of equity required for an investment in securities purchased on credit.
3. The face value of a loan minus the value of the pledged collateral.

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I was in a time of great need, and I needed to have some securities on hand, so I bought on margin.

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You should know that some investments have a very slim margin for error and they can change at any moment.

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The margin between losses and wins was too great for the team to overcome so they decided to clean house and start anew.

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