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1. The profit margin on sales of goods or services. It is often expressed as a percentage of revenue. See gross profit; gross profit percentage; net profit; net profit percentage. See also contribution; mark-up. 2. The difference between the prices at which a market maker or commodity dealer will buy and sell. This is often known colloquially as a haircut. 3. In banking, the difference between the rate of interest on funds lent and funds borrowed by a bank. 4. Money or securities deposited with a stockbroker to cover any possible losses a client may make.

1. The profit margin on sales of goods or services. It is often expressed as a percentage of revenue. See gross profit; gross profit percentage; net profit; net profit percentage. See also contribution; mark-up. 2. The difference between the prices at which a market maker or commodity dealer will buy and sell. This is often known colloquially as a haircut. 3. In banking, the difference between the rate of interest on funds lent and funds borrowed by a bank. 4. Money or securities deposited with a stockbroker to cover any possible losses a client may make.

Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.


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