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Initial vs Maintenance Margin

This lesson assumes that you understand your financial goals and are familiar with all the risks and opportunities online trading provides. You can schedule a free call with our expert trader that will help you find the best way to achieve your financial goals.

The difference between Initial and Maintenance Margin

When a margin position is entered, initial margin must be deposited. But if equity declines below maintenance margin, the broker will issue a margin call, demanding more funds. Learn in this lesson why.

Initial Margin

When you buy a security in a margin account,