margin call


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 house call (for brokerage requirements).

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You may get a margin call that will offer a good price on something and you will need to do quick research.

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The margin call was made by the broker as instructed by the senior financial analyst who was his main point of contact at the firm.

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I had to send out a margin call to him, and was shocked that he seemed perplexed and angry that I had done so, despite the rules being quite clear on the matter.

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