Business / Finance / Maintenance Margin Requirement: A sum, usually smaller than but part of the original margin, that must be maintained on deposit at all times. If a customer's equity in any futures position drops to or below, the maintenance margin level, the broker must issue a margin call for the amount at money required to restore the customer's equity in the account to the original margin level. Related: Margin, margin call.
Maintenance Noun Synonyms: upkeep, livelihood, subsistence, support, allowance, living, sustenance, stipend, subvention, contribution, alimony, keep
Maintenance Verb Synonyms: upkeep, care, preservation, conservation, support, sustention, sustentation
Margin Noun Synonyms: edge, border, perimeter, periphery, rim, lip, side, brink, verge
Requirement Verb Synonyms: need, want, demand
Requirement Noun Synonyms: requisite, prerequisite, demand, precondition, condition, qualification, stipulation, sine qua non, provision, proviso, demand, necessity, essential, desideratum, must
Business / Agriculture / Margin Call: (1) A request from a brokerage firm to a customer to bring margin deposits up to initial levels: (2) a request by the clearinghouse to a clearing member to make a deposit of original margin, or a dail MORE
Business / Finance / Materials Requirement Planning: Computer-based systems that plan backward from the production schedule to make purchases in order to manage inventory levels. MORE