Original margin

Original margin

The margin needed to cover a specific new position. Related: Margin, security deposit (initial).

Initial Margin

The money or securities an investor keeps in a margin account in order to be able to borrow from a brokerage for short sales or other purposes. The initial margin requirement is kept as collateral until the brokerage calls the margin and the client pays back what is owed. FINRA requires that the initial margin requirement kept must be at least 25% of the amount borrowed, while some brokerages have initial margin requirements of up to 50%.
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The original margin for a customer who is not a member shall be no less than 140% of the above prescribed amounts.
Original punctuation is retained in the facing page translations, but spelling is modernized, paragraphs are added to the two unparagraphed treatises, and original margin notes are transferred to footnotes.
In certain instances, when it re-priced mortgage-backed securities following a margin call, Citigroup failed to maintain a record of the original margin call, document the supervisory approval or demonstrate that the revised price was applied to the same position throughout the firm.
The Clearing Corporation ("CCorp") today announced that, effective immediately, it will expand the security classes it accepts to satisfy original margin requirements to include Fannie Mae MBSs and Freddie Mac Gold PCs.
The Board of Trade Clearing Corporation (the "Clearing Corporation") today announced that it will expand the security classes it accepts to satisfy original margin requirements to include municipal bonds, corporate bonds, commercial paper and certain additional government agency securities.
8) Potential reasons include destruction of residual carcinoma by the operative procedure and subsequent granulation tissue formation, incomplete sampling, and the potential for inaccurate interpretation of the original margins because of artifacts of inking, tissue fissures, or fragmentation and irregular operative margins.
Our original margins were at 27% and by increasing our effectiveness and without any significant price increases we have been able to consistently increase our margins over time.