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What is collateral?

Collateral is the asset that is used to secure a loan. If the value of your securities fall below a certain level, your collateral can be liquidated in order to repay the balance in your Portfolio Line of Credit.
When would this happen? 

Disclosure

All investing involves risk, including the loss of your principal investment(s), and past performance does not guarantee future results. Margin lending can add to these risks, and investors should carefully review those risks as part of their overall financial strategy. Diversification strategies do not guarantee a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Learn more about Portfolio Line of Credit in the Margin Handbook.

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