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Margin

The lender's "retail markup" on the mortgage. For example, if the index rate for an adjustable rate mortgage is 5 percent but the lender has a 2.5 percentage-point margin, the rate the borrower will pay is 7.5 percent.

Margin

The difference between the cost price of a product and the selling price.In trading, the amount deposited with a broker in order to obtain credit for purchase of shares or futures. The margin is the price of a security less credit advanced by the broker.The difference between a market maker's buying and selling prices. Also known as spread.

Margin

Allows investors to buy securities by borrowing money from a broker. The margin is the difference between the market value of a stock and the loan a broker makes. Related: Security deposit (initial).



Margin

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Contribution margin

Contribution margin

The difference between variable revenue and variable cost.


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Marginal tax rate

The tax rate that would have to be paid on any additional dollars of taxable income earned.


Margin securities

Margin securities

Securities which may be bought or sold on margin. In the USA, an approved list of margin securities is published by the Federal Reserve Board.


Marginal tax rate

Marginal tax rate

The additional tax which someone pays on each 1 increase of his or her taxable income. In the UK the tax bands for 2003-2004 tax year are:10 per cent on the first slice of earnings22 per cent on next slice40 per cent on top sliceUnder the 'progressive' tax system, once someone's earnings take him into the top tax bracket, any extra earnings will be taxed at the top rate. So someone who is in the 40 per cent bracket has a marginal tax rate of 40 per cent.


Unmargined account

Unmargined account

A cash account held at a brokerage firm.


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