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Marginable Security

An investment that can be used as collateral in a margin account.

Additional Comments:

A brokerage firm can tell you whether your investment is marginable. Most exchange-traded stocks are, but options contracts are not.

Related Terms:

Wash Sale
Stock approved by the Federal Reserve and an investor's broker as being suitable for providing collateral ...

A deposit made by a trader with a clearinghouse to ensure that he/she will fulfill any ...

Margin Requirements
The amount of cash or marginable securities (for example, blue chip stocks) that an account holder ...

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