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Reg U Margin Stock & The Meaning of "Carry"

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My question involves Reg U - Margin Stock. The reg talks in terms of the purpose of the loan being to "buy or CARRY margin stock." What does the reg mean by "CARRY"?

To "carry" margin stock is to keep it in one's portfolio. Think of a retailer saying "we carry that item." It means it's in inventory. The expression is probably derived from the concept of a dealer or broker who carries an inventory of investments specifically for resale.

First published on 1/16/06

First published on 01/16/2006

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