Gift splitting

Definition:

A technique used to avoid a gift tax in which a large sum of money to be given by two parents to a child is halved and given to the child separately. For example, a husband and wife each donate $10,000 to their child rather than one parent donating $20,000.

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House call

Notification by a brokerage house that a customer's margin account is below the minimum maintenance level. The client must provide more cash or equity, or the account will be liquidated.

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