When opening an account at Schwab, the first option on the account open form is whether you want a “Schwab One” account, their name for a standard brokerage account, or a “Schwab One with Margin” account. Margin is an optional feature that can be added to Schwab brokerage accounts.
If you have margin on your brokerage account, it means you have the option of borrowing money from your brokerage firm and using the value of your investments as collateral. This loan can be used to purchase more securities or be withdrawn from the account to meet other financial obligations.
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