Margin calls can require you to deposit additional cash or securities or liquidate securities in your portfolio as coverage.
What is margin trading?
Margin trading allows Axos Elite members to access funds without having to liquidate assets. Instead, you use your portfolio as collateral for a loan, as long as you have the required $2,000 minimum balance in account equity. This increased buying power lets you take advantage of potential market opportunities when they arise.
Margin loans can also be used to access cash from your account to pay another expense. Like any loan, you repay the amount borrowed with interest. While margin can provide increased purchasing power or cash out without selling securities, it is important to understand the risks before getting started.
Margin trading gives Axos Elite members the opportunity to:
* Subject to change without notice
Greater power comes with greater responsibility.
Margin trading increases your potential investing power but has additional risks. Before starting with any margin trading service against your portfolio, you should take the time to understand your responsibilities.
You will need to pay interest costs associated with using margin lending.
Margin lending includes a risk of greater loss than return, which could include your entire investment – or more.
Like any loan, margin must be repaid regardless of the value of the securities purchased with the funds.
How margin trading works.
This margin trading example shows how to purchase 100 shares of a $50 stock on margin:
|You invest||$2,500 of your funds|
|You borrow||$2,500 on margin|
|Total stock purchase||$5,000|
|Gain example||Loss example|
|Rises to $60||Falls to $40|
|New value for
|Stock Performance||Rises to $60|
|New Value for 100 Shares||$6,000|
|Value Remaining After Repayment||$3,500 (Profit $1,000)|
|Stock Performance||Falls to $40|
|New Value for 100 Shares||$4,000|
|Value Remaining After Repayment||$1,500 (Loss $1,000)|
**Excluding interest and fees, amounts presented for purchase are based on initial purchase amounts. Market activity (gains or losses) are truly hypothetical in nature.
You can apply for margin lending on your account, but please note that margin lending is subject to approval.