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Margin trading can leverage your investments and increase potential returns. But there are risks as well as benefits.
CIBC Investor’s Edge Apr. 19, 2022 5-minute read

Margin trading 101

Opening a margin account — what you need to know

Minimum investment amount

Maximum borrowing amount

Interest charge

Margin call

Benefits of opening a margin account

Boost your returns through leverage

Access to more sophisticated investment techniques

Risks of opening a margin account

Interest costs can really add up

Margin strategies

Maintain a margin buffer in your account

Track your trade status and monitor your holdings

Know when to get out

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