With margin trading, you don't put up the entire notional value, but rather a fraction of it. This is known as leverage, and it can be a double-edged sword—magnifying both your gains and your losses as markets fluctuate. Learn about trading on margin before jumping in.
Qualified margin accounts can get up to twice the purchasing power of a cash account when buying a marginable stock, but with added risk of greater losses.
Learn the potential benefits and risks of margin trading.
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