buying on margin

Definition

A risky technique involving the purchase of securities with borrowed money, using the shares themselves as collateral. Usually done using a margin account at a brokerage, and subject to fairly strict SEC regulations.

Use buying on margin in a sentence

The amount purchased when buying on margin is regulated by the Federal Reserve Board and often depends on factors such as creditworthiness.

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