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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Greene, however, says the loans are absolutely on the up-and-up, and that they're made more attractive by the fact that you can buy anything aside from other marginable securities -- such as stocks -- with them.
Unlike other monetization strategies, which require liquid, marginable securities, a privately negotiated sale can take place with no minimum share price or trading characteristic.
The effect of such a suspension could be offset by (1) allowing the exercise of options through the tender of stock already owned by directors or executive officers and through share withholding for applicable income tax withholding, or (2) directors or executive officers obtaining loans from their own broker (which may likely require a pledge of sufficient marginable securities to support the loan), using the proceeds from the loan to exercise the options and instructing the broker to sell shares to repay the loan.
The First Albany FullService Account can be opened with as little as $10,000 in cash or marginable securities and is a smart and simple means for investors to have an all-in-one financial management tool and a real opportunity to maximize earnings.
NASDAQ-NMS: AIRM), the nation's largest exclusive provider of air medical services and systems, today announced that it was notified by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System that the company's common stock has been included among those marginable securities listed on the National Market System of the NASDAQ.
EC), the nation's largest exclusive provider of air medical services and systems, today announced that it had been notified recently by the Board of Governors of the American Stock Exchange that the Air Methods common stock has been included in the list of marginable securities that are listed on the American Stock Exchange Emerging Company Marketplace.