Margin security

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Margin security

A security that may be bought or sold in a margin account as defined in Regulation T.

Margin Security

A security that one has purchased or sold on a margin account. A margin account is a brokerage account in which the brokerage lends the account holder money, which the account holder then uses to buy securities. Thus, a margin security is one that an investor buys with borrowed money. The fact that an investor is able to do this opens up investment opportunities that he/she might not otherwise be able to afford. More importantly, however, a margin security increases the possibility of a higher return and the risk of more losses. Margin securities are governed by Regulation T. See also: Margin call, Maintenance.
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This artifact depends only on two actions: first, on the update of the S&P500 with relatively high margin stocks during the current fiscal year, and secondly, on the coordinated share buyback program.
Also included is the Board's list of foreign margin stocks.
LIST OF MARGINABLE OTC STOCKS AND LIST OF FOREIGN MARGIN STOCKS AS OF MAY 11, 1998 The List of Marginable OTC Stocks and the List of Foreign Margin Stocks are published quarterly by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board).
The Federal Reserve Board on February 22, 1999, initiated semiannual publication of its List of Foreign Margin Stocks.
11 of Regulation T (Credit by Brokers and Dealers) and are eligible for margin treatment at brokers and dealers on the same basis as domestic margin stocks.
The company was included on the Federal Reserve Board's List of OTC Margin Stocks on April 24, 1998.
Results for fiscal year 1995 included increased shipments of low margin stocks from old crop inventories of foreign tobaccos.
The Federal Reserve Board published on January 25, 1991, a revised List of Marginable OTC Stocks for over-the-counter (OTC) stocks that are subject to its margin regulations and also the List of Foreign Margin Stocks for foreign equity securities that are subject to Regulation T (Credit by Brokers and Dealers).
The List of Foreign Margin Stocks indicates those foreign equity securities that are eligible for margin treatment at broker-dealers.