17 CFR 242.403 - Required margin.

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§ 242.403 Required margin.
(a) Applicability. Each security futures intermediary shall determine the required margin for the security futures and related positions held on behalf of a customer in a securities account or futures account as set forth in this section.
(b) Required margin.—
(1) General rule. The required margin for each long or short position n a security future shall be twenty (20) percent of the current market value of such security future.
(2) Offsetting positions. Notwithstanding the margin levels specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, a self-regulatory authority may set the required initial or maintenance margin level for an offsetting position involving security futures and related positions at a level lower than the level that would be required under paragraph (b)(1) of this section if such positions were margined separately, pursuant to rules that meet the criteria set forth in section 7(c)(2)(B) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78g(c)(2)(B)) and are effective in accordance with section 19(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)) and, as applicable, Section 5c(c) of the CEA (7 U.S.C. 7a-2(c)).
(c) Procedures for certain margin level adjustments. An exchange registered under section 6(g) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78f(g)), or a national securities association registered under section 15A(k) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78 o-3(k)), may raise or lower the required margin level for a security future to a level not lower than that specified in this section, in accordance with section 19(b)(7) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(7)).

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  • 2013-07-24; vol. 78 # 142 - Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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      17 CFR Parts 230, 239 and 242

Title 17 published on 2013-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 17 CFR 242 after this date.

  • 2013-07-24; vol. 78 # 142 - Wednesday, July 24, 2013
    1. 78 FR 44771 - Eliminating the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
      Final rules.
      The final rule and form amendments are effective on September 23, 2013.
      17 CFR Parts 230, 239 and 242