Margin Call

Shorting a Stock: Seeking the Upside of Downside Markets March 14, 2022 1:57 PM   |  

Short selling aims to provide protection or profit during a stock market downturn, but it can be risky. Plus, it requires a margin account. Learn the mechanics of shorting a stock.

5 min read  |  Margin
Futures Margin Calls: Before You Lever up, Know the Initial & Maintenance Margin Requirements September 14, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Futures margin requirements vary. Know the initial and maintenance margin requirements for futures contracts you’re considering trading to avoid margin calls.

4 min read  |  Futures
New Micro Crude Futures Offer Lower-Cost Ticket into Oil Patch July 15, 2021 1:26 PM   |  

CME Group is now listing Micro WTI Crude Oil futures. Approved account owners can now trade them on the thinkorswim® platform. Here’s what you need to know.

3 min read  |  Futures & Forex
Playing Opposites: Why and How Some Pros Go Short on Stocks June 4, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Learn how following short interest and other short-selling metrics can help investors gain valuable insights into companies and markets.

6 min read  |  Margin
The Short and Long of It: Your Top Questions on Short-Selling Answered February 8, 2021 2:01 PM   |  

Short selling, short interest, naked short selling are among terms some investors had scarcely paid attention to. But a flurry of apparent short squeezes in 2021 called attention to shorting. Here are some of the top questions answered.

6 min read  |  Margin
Looking for a New Asset Class to Trade? The Case for Options on Currency Futures May 29, 2020 3:10 PM   |  

The global foreign exchange (FX) market is deep, liquid, and traded virtually around the clock. If you’re an option trader in search of a new asset class to trade, consider options on currency futures.

5 min read  |  Futures
The Double-Edged Sword of Margin: Know the Right Way & the Wrong Way September 12, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

When used prudently, and with a full understanding of the risks, margin can be used to help diversify holdings and attempt to amplify return on assets. But it’s not for everybody. Margin also creates the potential for greater risk of loss from increased leverage.

5 min read  |  Margin
Beyond Margin Basics: Ways Investors & Traders May Apply Margin August 22, 2019 11:38 AM   |  

Once you’ve mastered the basics of margin trading, you might want to learn how different trader and investor types use it. It can depend on your objectives, risk tolerance, and the products you trade.

8 min read  |  Margin
Seeking a Flexible Line of Credit? Consider a Loan from a Margin Account February 28, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

A margin account can be useful for investment leverage. Did you know it can also be used as a convenient line of credit with a low interest rate and flexible repayment? But understand the risks.

5 min read  |  Margin
Using Margin Buying Power to Diversify Your Market Exposure December 3, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how experienced investors comfortable with the risk of margin trading can view a margin account as a “reserve fund.”

5 min read  |  Margin
Capiche: Portfolio Margin Part 4—Risk Management and Margins October 1, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Nobody wants his or her stock investments to be forcefully liquidated. Protect your portfolio with better estimations and risk management plans.

3 min read  |  Margin
Look Before You… Get Assigned July 24, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Know what you're getting into before putting on that option trade—avoid surprises by educating yourself about the risks and oddities of assignment.

7 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Capiche: Behold Portfolio Margin! Working with Total Position Risk October 1, 2013 5:47 PM   |  

Risk-based margin is both a blessing and a curse. But is it for you?

3 min read  |  Margin
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