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MARGIN CALL Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Demand to bring up the margin deposit to the required minimum level. Demand is from a broker to a customer, or from a futures clearing house to a clearing member. Reason for the demand is that the margin is depleted by a price fall of the security purchased on margin . Also known as maintenance call.


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