Original Margin

What is Original Margin?

Original Margin meaning Term applied to the initial deposit of margin money each clearing member firm is required to make according to clearing organization rules based upon positions carried, determined separately for customer and proprietary positions; similar in concept to the initial margin or security deposit required of customers by exchange rules. See Initial Margin.

 

reference: U.S. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION – CFTC Glossary

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