margin call definition

  • noun:
    • Request by a stockbroker or comparable the client to deposit more income in order to cover losses that have developed in available opportunities held on margin (in the place of having already been covered in full).
    • A demand by a broker that a person deposit enough to bring his margin around the minimal necessity; -- caused by the drop in market rates of a security or commodity bought on margin{5}.
    • a need by a broker that a person deposit enough to bring their margin up to the minimal necessity

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