Adjusting Margin and Risk: Tips and Tricks to Reduce Margin Requirements and Alleviate Margin Calls

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FT Press, Jun 18, 2010 - Business & Economics - 17 pages
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Use futures and options to reduce margin requirements and alleviate margin calls--without liquidating holdings or adding funds to your trading account!

 

Margin calls are the necessary evil of trading leveraged instruments. Without margin, speculators would be subject to substantial default risk in addition to the risk of market losses. Unfortunately, many traders allow the fear of a margin call to drive their strategy. Margin calls don’t have to be a horrifying experience. There are tactics you can use to avoid them--or avoid scrambling to meet them.

 

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Carley Garner,author of Commodity Options, writes a monthly column for Stocks & Commodities Magazine, and has been featured in Futures, Active Trader, Option Trader, Your Trading Edge, and Pitnews magazine. Her e-newsletters, The Stock Index Report and the Bond Bulletin are widely distributed and have garnered a loyal following; she is also proactive in providing free trading education. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Garner has become one of the options and futures industry’s most recognized names.

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