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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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The addition of four more of the world's leading investment banks to MarginSphere ensures that buy-side participants that join the community can now have the majority of their margin calls automated," said Craig Welch, co-founder and CEO of AcadiaSoft.
The intention and effect of these changes are to decrease the size of any margin calls resulting from the bulk transfer of MF Global customers to new clearing members not to increase them.
If these margin calls increase so that the spread between the yield on the instrument and the financing narrows or becomes negative, the firm loses its profit margin on the transaction.
This volatility affects the Company's cash flow position when margin calls are required.
The recent market volatility has forced a number of insiders to sell stock due to margin calls or to pay down debt collateralized with company stock.
5 million from his employer to satisfy margin calls on his personal securities trading accounts.
Proceeds from the debt issuance will be used to support PG&E's liquidity requirements relating to commodity hedging, including repayment of outstanding commercial paper issued to meet margin calls.
NASD issued the Alert because investor purchases of securities on margin have grown dramatically, reaching $174 billion in July, and many investors may underestimate the risks associated with trading on margin and misunderstand margin calls and how their holdings can be liquidated.
The rating action reflects Fitch expectations of increased leverage as a result of the depreciation of the MXN (Mexican peso) against the USD (US Dollar) and increased indebtedness related to strengthening the company's liquidity position due to margin calls of derivative instruments.
CINCINNATI -- Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) shares have recently been smacked with selling pressure, as co-founders Peter Nicholas and John Abele unload their stock to meet margin calls.
As the price of the Company's stock declined in Tuesday's trading, the brokerage firm sold all the pledged shares to satisfy margin calls in accordance with margin agreements.