Buy on margin

Buy on margin
A transaction in which an investor borrows to buy additional shares, using the shares themselves as collateral. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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  • buy on margin — buy stocks on credit with the intention to repay the loan in the future as the stock value rises (common practice during the 1920s, lead to major financial crises after the stock market crash) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buy on margin — borrowing to buy additional shares, using the shares themselves as collateral. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • margin — mar·gin / mär jən/ n 1: the difference between net sales and the cost of the merchandise sold from which expenses are usu. met or profits derived 2: the amount by which the market value of collateral is greater than the face value of a loan 3 a:… …   Law dictionary

  • Margin of safety (financial) — Margin of safety (safety margin) is the difference between the intrinsic value of a stock and its market price.. Another definition: In Break even analysis (accounting), margin of safety is how much output or sales level can fall before a… …   Wikipedia

  • margin — [mär′jən] n. [ME margine < L margo (gen. marginis): see MARK1] 1. a border, edge, or brink [the margin of the pond] 2. the blank space around the printed or written area on a page or sheet 3. a limit to what is desirable or possible 4 …   English World dictionary

  • Margin — Mar gin, n. [OE. margine, margent, L. margo, ginis. Cf. {March} a border, {Marge}.] 1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Margin draft — Margin Mar gin, n. [OE. margine, margent, L. margo, ginis. Cf. {March} a border, {Marge}.] 1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Margin of a course — Margin Mar gin, n. [OE. margine, margent, L. margo, ginis. Cf. {March} a border, {Marge}.] 1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • margin loan — England, Wales A loan (which is often combined with a borrower s own money) to buy shares or units in managed funds. Typically, the loan will be secured by cash or shares approved by the lender. The lender agrees to lend up to a certain limit… …   Law dictionary

  • margin account — n: a client s account with a brokerage firm through which the client may buy securities on the firm s credit Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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