margin call

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Noun1.margin call - a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirementmargin call - a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
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Margin Call Mon 11pm BBC2 Like The Big Short, this is an engrossing account of the 2008 financial crash.
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MARGIN CALL (BBC 1, Wednesday, 11.15pm) KEVIN Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Stanley Tucci star in this quality financial thriller set against a brewing Wall Street banking meltdown.
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A margin call is a demand by a broker that an investor deposits more cash to cover potential losses on trades.
If a customer's balance drops below a certain level, the customer receives a margin call and must immediately deposit additional funds.
They face several risks, the most important being that the price of the option may change unexpectedly and the position may lead to an unexpected margin call. When this happens it can mean closing the short position will entail a bigger loss than anticipated.
Margin Call is a taut thriller, which unfolds over 36 nail-biting hours, exploring the questionable morality of a fictitious group of men and women at the centre of the current global financial crisis.