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Margin call is usually a term used by stockbrokers and financial traders, but in 2011, it was also the title of a film, a financial crisis thriller that explored the moral dimensions of high finance, capitalism, and investment fraud as it followed a series of events inside the Manhattan headquarters of an investment bank that loosely resembled what took place on Wall Street in Manhattan at the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis. In finance, a margin is collateral that a holder of a financial instrument has to deposit to safeguard the risk of the broker. The collateral can be in the form of cash or securities and is deposited in a margin account. Margin call is the term used to describe the call to ...

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