Glossary BG Image

Glossary of Stock Market Terms

Browse Terms By Number or Letter:
Financial Terms By: m
Margin

Allows investors to buy securities by borrowing money from a broker. The margin is the difference between the market value of a stock and the loan a broker makes. Related: Security deposit (initial). In the context of hedging and futures contracts, the cash collateral deposited with a trader or exchanged as insurance against default.

Copyright © 2018, Campbell R. Harvey. All Worldwide Rights Reserved. Do not reproduce without explicit permission.