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Margin

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.

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

margin

(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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Indian equity markets use the ' T+ 2 day' settlement system, wherein trades initiated on day T are settled on day T+ 2, with margins payable on day T.
There are three types of margins applicable in equity markets: the value at risk (VaR) margin, the extreme loss margin and the mark to market (MTM) margin.
For paper makers to enjoy a higher overall industry average for net profit margins, several widespread changes may need to take place.
At the bottom of each department's block in the illustration, there is a margin calculation for that department.
Globalization continues to re-construct these historic relationships between the center and the margins.
Since net profit margins are the most commonly used and affect the bottom line the most, we'll focus en this.
Discussion of marginal commentary in James Joyce's Ulysses, along with its appearance in the works of Coleridge and Poe, also seems somewhat far afield when applied to a rather lengthy theoretical analysis about Renaissance margins and marginality.
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.
12] Of those patients who had been treated with surgery, surgical margins were negative in 53%, positive in 26%, and unknown in 21%.
lThe level of prize-money; with margins lower when prize-money is higher.