Margin Account

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    The value of an asset less the value of all liabilities on that asset.
  2. How to Create a Personal Risk Management Plan

    Investors should consider these strategies to establish a risk management plan.
  3. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks?

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  2. Margin Trading

    Find out what margin is, how margin calls work, the advantages of leverage and why ...
  1. What does a futures contract cost?

    Learn about values of futures contracts and the initial margin a trader must place in an account to open a futures position, ...
  2. How does a broker decide which customers are eligible to open a margin account?

    Learn how brokers have the sole discretion to determine which customers can open margin accounts, and understand the rules ...
  3. What is the interest rate offered on a typical margin account?

    Learn about the basics of trading on margin accounts, specifically the rate of interest that is typically charged for margin ...
  4. How are margin calls regulated by the SEC?

    Learn how FINRA and the Federal Reserve Board regulate trading in margin accounts, and see how brokers can liquidate positions ...
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