Intraday Margins


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Margin requirements vary depending on
- the broker.
- client's relation with the broker.
- the liquidity and volatility of stock that the client wants to trade in.

For volatile or illiquid stocks, brokers ask for high margin (80%-100%).

For liquid and steady stocks, broker allow clients to take position with margins as low as 5%.

Most online brokers specify the margin requirement for each stock on their respective websites.