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The edge or border; the edge of a body of water where it meets the land. As applied to a boundary line of land, the margin of a river, creek, or other watercourse means the center of the stream. But in the case of a lake, bay, or natural pond, the margin means the line where land and water meet.In finance, the difference between market value of loan collateral and face value of loan.

A sum of money, or its equivalent, placed in the hands of a Broker by the principal or person on whose account a purchase or sale of Securities is to be made, as a security to the former against losses to which he or she may be exposed by subsequent fluctuations in the market value of the stock. The amount paid by the customer when he uses a broker's credit to buy a security.

In commercial transactions the difference between the purchase price paid by an intermediary or retailer and the selling price, or difference between price received by manufacturer for its goods and costs to produce. Also called gross profit margin.


(Outside limit), noun bank, border, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, circumference, curb, edge, frame, fringe, hem, ledge, limit, lip, outskirt, perimeter, periphery, portal, rim, shore, skirt, threshold, verge


(Spare amount), noun amount reserved, elbowroom, extra amount for contingencies, extra amount for emergencies, headway, latitude, leeway, reserve, reserved amount, room, room to spare, space
Associated concepts: margin of profit
See also: balance, border, boundary, edge, extremity, latitude, mete, outline, penumbra, periphery, plethora, scope, space, surplus
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Amounts of margin funding given to one client may not exceed 10 per cent of funds allocated to margin trading by the brokerage company.
This margin is determined by volatility and value of the transaction.
6,16) The efficacy of reexcision for the prevention of local recurrence has not been well studied, but most authors have reported rates of local recurrence to be similar between initial complete excision and a negative margin following reexcision.
Clearly, profit margins in the paper industry right now are as thin as the tissue produced at some of its mills.
From this rate of return promise, our brilliant corporate staff can determine a required overall margin for the whole company.
12] Of those patients who had been treated with surgery, surgical margins were negative in 53%, positive in 26%, and unknown in 21%.
lHigher margins between June and August than, for example, in January.
Overall, because of the relatively high variation in patient costs, cost forecasting is one of the few ways that a SNF can both protect itself against unanticipated and uncompensated expense and improve efficiency of patient management to assure margins.
Then in the matrix you get into what is really important, such as what is the operating margin and what is the growth rate.
But now that a cloud of uncertainty has returned to the markets and brokerages are calling in their loans, many of the same investors have had to sell their securities to meet the margin calls, helping to propel prices lower across nearly all indexes and exchanges.
The guidance discusses the use of margin, margin requirements, margin account agreements and disclosures, loans from other sources, and additional risks that can accompany trading on margin.