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Sell out

Liquidation of a margin account after a customer has failed to bring an account to a required level by producing additional equity after a margin call.
The selling of securities by a broker when a customer fails to pay for them.
The complete sale of all securities in a new issue.

Sell Out

1. To liquidate.

2. In a brokerage, to sell a security bought on behalf of a client when the client has not paid for the security by the agreed-upon time.

3. In a brokerage, to sell the securities in a margin account when a client has failed to pay for a margin call.

4. To sell the entire stock of a security or product.

sell out

Selling securities by a broker on behalf of a client when the client has failed to settle a trade in a timely manner. For example, a broker may sell stock when a client has failed to meet a margin call.
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