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Margin (finance): Quiz


Question 1: In finance, a margin is a collateral that the holder of a position in securities, options, or futures contracts has to deposit to cover the ________ of his counterparty (most often his broker).
Credit default swapLiquidity riskInterest rate riskCredit risk

Question 2: Margin-equity ratio is a term used by ________, representing the amount of their trading capital that is being held as margin at any particular time.
Efficient-market hypothesisStock marketShort (finance)Speculation

Question 3: ________, "margin" was formally called performance bond.
Commodity marketFutures exchangeForeign exchange marketFutures contract

Question 4: Futures are ________ every day, so the current price is compared to the previous day's price.
Mark-to-market accountingFair valueCash flow statementFinancial statements

Question 5: The profit or loss on the day of a position is then paid to or debited from the holder by the ________.
Futures exchangeCommodity marketForeign exchange marketFutures contract

Question 6: This was one of the major contributing factors which led to the Stock Market Crash of 1929, which in turn contributed to the ________ [1], a troubling financial time in the 1930s.
Great DepressionRepublican Party (United States)Federal Reserve SystemUnited States

Question 7: [1] When the ________ started to contract, many individuals received margin calls.
Technical analysisEfficient-market hypothesisStock exchangeStock market


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