1. If your margin equity falls below a certain amount based on the amount you have borrowed, then the account is issued a margin call. You may be required to sell securities or deposit funds to meet the margin call, and in some cases securities may be sold without notification to you.
2. Rates vary depending on the type of loan and may be higher or lower than a margin loan rate. Be sure to check with the financial provider to confirm exact rate.
3. Tax situations vary by individual. Consult your tax advisor on the tax treatment of your loans.
5.50% rate available for debit balances over $1,000,000. Fidelity's current base margin rate, effective since 12/21/2018, is 8.575%.
Margin trading entails greater risk, including, but not limited to, risk of loss and incurrence of margin interest debt, and is not suitable for all investors. Please assess your financial circumstances and risk tolerance before trading on margin. If the market value of the securities in your margin account declines, you may be required to deposit more money or securities in order to maintain your line of credit. If you are unable to do so, Fidelity may be required to sell all or a portion of your pledged assets. Margin credit is extended by National Financial Services, Member NYSE, SIPC.
In order to short sell at Fidelity, you must have a margin account. Short selling and margin trading entail greater risk, including, but not limited to, risk of unlimited losses and incurrence of margin interest debt, and are not suitable for all investors. Please assess your financial circumstances and risk tolerance before short selling or trading on margin. Margin trading is extended by National Financial Services, Member NYSE, SIPC, a Fidelity Investments company.
Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read . Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.