Regulation T (12 CFR 220)

Regulation T (12 CFR 220)
Regulation T (12 CFR 220) (REG T)
USA
The Federal Reserve Board regulation that governs the amount of credit that securities brokers and dealers may extend to customers for the purpose of buying securities. The regulation is intended to protect the financial condition of securities brokers and dealers, protect investors and limit speculative bubbles in the securities markets by limiting the amount of credit available to purchase securities. The regulation requires that no more than 50% of the purchase price of securities may be purchased with credit (referred to as margin).
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