credit balance

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Credit balance

The surplus in a cash account with a broker after purchases have been paid for, plus the extra cash from the sale of securities.
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Credit Balance

The profit from a short sale that is deposited into a margin account. The credit balance consists of any maintenance margin the account holder must keep in the account as well as additional funds that may be withdrawn or used to buy more securities. This latter is called the free credit balance.
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credit balance

Cash and the market value of securities held in a brokerage account. Compare debit balance. See also free credit balance.
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