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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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ASIC's review also identified two lenders that provided double geared margin loans in circumstances where the borrower would not be able to fully service the margin loan relying only on their available income.
According to Article 11 of the Margin Trading Rules, the marginable securities and purchased securities by margin trading and cash balances of the customer in the margin trading accounts are permitted collateral against margin trading financing.
The brokerages must ensure that the aggregate funds allocated to margin trading by the brokerage company must not exceed 300 per cent of the total of the principle capital (Tier 1) and the additional capital (Tier 2) in accordance with the criteria of financial solvency approved by the regulator.
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.
The division's contribution margin will be the difference between their revenue and the sum of their variable cost and salaries.
But looking at gross margins in the third quarter shows that the key players in the channel headed into the fourth quarter with stronger margins.
Barnes and Kanbour thus advocated that neck dissection not be done electively, but only when there is strong clinical or histologic evidence of metastasis or in order to achieve an adequate margin of resection.
lThe level of prize-money; with margins lower when prize-money is higher.