Exact interest

Definition:

Interest paid based on the basis of a 365-day/year schedule by a bank or other financial-institution as opposed to a 360-day basis (ordinary interest). Difference can be material when large principal sums of money are involved.

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Minimum maintenance

The lowest required equity level that must be held with a broker in a margin account. See: margin call.

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