General account

Definition:

Federal Reserve Board's term for a margin account provided to a customer by a brokerage firm. Governed by Regulation T of the Fed.

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Up volume

When a stock closes increases in value on a particular day, the volume in that stock is considered up volume. Related: Down volume.

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