Maintenance Call: A call for additional money or securities when a margin account falls below its exchange-mandated required level.
Implied Call: Result of a borrower's reduced credit rating.
Hygroscopically: By absorbing moisture from air.
House Maintenance Requirement: Notification by a brokerage house that a customer's margin account is below the minimum maintenance level. The client must provide more cash or equity, or the account will be liquidated.
House Call: A type of account at a brokerage firm that is given a high level of priority and is handled by the main office or an executive, rather than a traditional salesperson.
Irrational Call Option: The implied call imbedded in a MBS. Irrational because the call is sometimes not exercised when it is in the money (interest rates are below the threshold to refinance), and sometimes exerci . . . View Full Definition
Local Calling Area: The geographical area that a customer may call without incurring toll charges.
Maintenance Manual: A manual produced by the manufacturer of an aircraft, aircraft engine, or component that details the approved methods of maintenance.
Maintenance Fee: A regular charge levied by the management company of a particular resort or the homeowners association responsible for the upkeep of the property. This fee generally also covers taxes, utili . . . View Full Definition
Maintenance Charges: Monthly or annual charges assessed in a condominium, planned united development, or cooperative development to cover operational costs.
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Malty: An aromatic sensation created by a moderately volatile set of aldehydes and ketones that produces sensations reminiscent of toasted grains.