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14:29 Dec 8, 2004
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Economics
English term or phrase: "margin account"
An account you open to buy securities using money borrowed from an investment dealer. Limits apply to why you can borrow. Not available from companies registered solely as mutual fund dealers.

A margin account is a brokerage account that
allows one to borrow against the value of securities one owns (allows one to
borrow money or buy more securities). You would receive a margin call from a
broker if one or more of the securities you had bought (with borrowed money)
decreased in value past a certain point. You would be forced either to
deposit more money in the account or sell off some of your assets.
Susanna Flink
Local time: 20:17

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3 +1depåkonto
Johanna Holmberg
Christina Middel



19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
margin account

Enligt Wordfinders affärslexikon

Johanna Holmberg
Local time: 20:17
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Native speaker of: Swedish

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neutral  Christina Middel: I fall att uttrycket depåkonto används som översättning för margin account skulle jag föreslå förtydligande. Vad sägs om "depåkonto för VP-lån"?
32 mins
  -> Det stämmer att "depåkonto" är ett mycket vidare begrepp. Vissa mäklare erbjuder dock möjlighet till blankning efter insättning på depåkonto utan att ge detta något särskilt namn som bättre skulle motsvara "margin account" (se t. ex. Nordnet).

agree  Glenn Viklund: ja, man kan ju dessutom lägga till ngt i stil med "am. värdepappersdepå med kreditfunktion"
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margin account

I can not find a good translation in Swedish, but the largest online-broker in Sweden uses the English term on their web-site:http://www.netfonds.se/obsot.php
The difference between a basic brokers account and a margin account lies in the option to buy shares on margin, borrow money from your broker. Most margin accounts also provides the option to go short on shares, which means to borrow stocks from a broker, sell them and later buy them back (to cover shorts) for a lower price and return them to your broker. Swedish brokers does not seem to support these options, why I suggest that you follow Net Fonds example and keep the English term.

Christina Middel
United States
Local time: 13:17
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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