Margin Account

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    Discover a tight correlation between NYSE total margin debt and the S&P 500 and why ...
  2. Today's Sell-off: Are We in a Margin Liquidation?

    If we're in market liquidation, is it good news or bad news? That party depends on ...
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    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double ...
  4. Margin Investing Gets A Bad Rap, But For The ...

    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
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    Learn about some signs of a potential stock market crash including a high level of ...
  6. The Origins of the Chinese Stock Market Collapse

    Learn about some of the reasons for the volatility in the Chinese stock market, including ...
  1. Margin Investing Gets A Bad Rap, But For The ...

    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
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  4. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks? (PBI, ...

    These stocks have high debt-to-equity ratios making them prime candidates to short. ...
  5. Buying ETFs on Margin Versus Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged ETFs and investing in an ETF on margin both have their advantages and disadvantages. ...
  1. Broker Summary: Fidelity Online Brokerage

    Learn how to navigate Fidelity's online broker services.
  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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