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Variation Margin

Funds a broker must request from the client to have the required margin deposited. The term usually refers to additional funds that must be deposited as a result of unfavorable price movements.

Additional Comments:

Sometimes referred to as a market to market margin, the variation margin involves additional deposits of assets when market fluctuations demonstrate a higher degree of volatility.

Related Terms:

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