margin call

Definition of "margin call"
  1. A demand from a broker or clearing organization for an investor to deposit additional money or securities to cover potential losses
How to use "margin call" in a sentence
  1. Due to the volatile market conditions, the investor received a margin call from his broker.
  2. He wasn't prepared for the margin call, so he had to sell some of his holdings.
  3. The clearing organization issued a margin call to its members due to a sudden negative price movement.

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