What is a required maintenance (RM) call?
What is a required maintenance (RM) call?

A required maintenance (RM) call occurs when an account's margin equity drops below the margin maintenance requirement (25%-100% of the market value or higher depending on stocks' volatility). If the call is not met before the due date, we will liquidate enough holdings to satisfy the call. 

I got a RM call. How do I meet it?


For applying for margin you should have a clear understanding of the rules and potential risks associated with margin, such as the pattern day trading rule, day-trading buying power versus overnight buying power, and margin calls. Margin trading increases the risk of loss and includes the possibility of a forced sale if account equity drops below required levels.

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