The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or personalized investment advice. The investment strategies mentioned here may not be suitable for everyone. Each investor needs to review an investment strategy for his or her own particular situation before making any investment decision. Examples are not intended to be reflective of results you can expect to achieve.
When considering a margin loan, you should determine how the use of margin fits your own investment philosophy. Because of the risks involved, it is important that you fully understand the rules and requirements involved in trading securities on margin.
Margin trading increases your level of market risk.
Your downside is not limited to the collateral value in your margin account.
Schwab may initiate the sale of any securities in your account, without contacting you, to meet a margin call.
Schwab may increase its "house" maintenance margin requirements at any time and is not required to provide you with advance written notice.
You are not entitled to an extension of time on a margin call.
All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market conditions.
Past performance is no indication (or "guarantee") of future results.
Schwab does not recommend the use of technical analysis as a sole means of investment research.