Margin Requirements, Margin Loans, and Margin Rates: Practice and Principles

Fortune, Peter
September 2000
New England Economic Review;Sep/Oct2000, p19
Academic Journal
Discusses the historical background, accounting mechanics, regulation and economic principles of margin lending. Aggregate margin loan data; Defining margin loans; Margin requirement history and practice; Implementation of Regulation T margin requirements; Security prices and margin calls; Interest rate on margin loans. INSETS: Margin Requirement Accounting;Margin Debt, Initial Margins, and Maintenance Margins;The Broker Loan Rate and the Implicit Put Options in Margin...;The Value of the Implicit Put Option


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