Rudolfo purchased 900 shares of stock for $62.20 a share six months ago. The initial margin requirement on this stock is 75 percent and the maintenance margin is 40 percent. Rudolfo pays a 3% on his margin loan, what is his holding period return if today when he sells it, stock price rises by 25%? What if the stock price declines by 25%? (note: 3% is annualized effective rate).© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 8:49 pm ad1c9bdddf
If the stock rise by 25%
Total Value of Shares = 900*62.20=55980
Initial Margin (Equity investment)= 75%*55980=41985
Loan Amount = 25%*55980=13995
If stock price rises by 25%, new stock price = 62.20*(1+25%)=77.75
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