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The Dangers of Nonrecourse Stock Loans…And Why You Should Never Undertake One.

Why an Institutionally Managed, SIPC/FINRA-Member Lending Facility Should Be Your Only Securities-based Credit Line Consideration  A nonrecourse, transfer-of-title securities-based stock loan means exactly what it says: You, the title holder (owner) of your stocks or other securities are required to transfer ownership of your securities to a third party before you receive your loan proceeds. The loan is “nonrecourse” so that you may, in theory, simply walk away from your loan

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I Can Get Get a Margin Loan from My Stock Brokerage Account. What Makes ABN’s LeverageLine Different?

Sure. You CAN get a margin loan, usually very easily with a couple of clicks, for any of your stocks. It will be a 50% loan-to-value cash piece, and you will have the freedom to invest it in more of the same stock. Your brokerage will automatically assume you intend to buy more of the same stock in the same account. You are not expected to use a “purpose loan”

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Portfolio Loan Rates – Decoding Their Meaning

You are probably familiar with mortgage interest rates. You may be familiar with the interest (rate) paid on your CD os Money Market account at your bank. These are straightforward numbers, often tied to the Prime Rate. But your stock portfolio loan rates are based on other factors, which may not be familiar to you. In this article we attempt to decode the world of interest rates and give you

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Share Value and Stock Loan Lending – How a Lender Sees It

Investors have many metrics for determining the valuation of a company’s stock, and two of the most commonly used are Book Value and Share Value  (also known as Market Value). Both valuations can be helpful in calculating whether a stock is fairly valued. Let’s look briefly at the differences between the two as they can impact the loan-to-value of your LeverageLine line of credit. So What is Book Value? The book value of

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Outside Fee Prohibitions to Safeguard Stock Loan Clients: The ABN Rules

Double Charging Clients Prohibition: Undisclosed Attempts to Charge Clients for A. B. Nicholas Services A. B. Nicholas takes a very strong stand on the issue of double charging clients, which is considered a major breach of the agent referral contract with A. B. Nicholas, on par with intentionally misrepresenting our programs. As of July 1, 2017, A. B. Nicholas adopted a full prohibition policy related to any compensation the client for

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OpLine is a Loan Against UPREIT Operating Partnership Unit Shares (OPUs). But What’s an UPREIT? What’s an OPU?

An umbrella partnership real estate investment trust, or UPREIT, is an entity that REITs use to let property owners contribute their real estate property in exchange for operating partnership units that can be converted into REIT shares. Like a 1031 exchange, this transaction lets property owners avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated real estate. The operating partnership, or OP, units received in an UPREIT transaction are generally similar to shares

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Does Your or Your LeverageLine Client’s Stock, Bond, or Mutual Fund Portfolio Qualify for LeverageLine Financing?

One of the most frequent calls we get is about whether a particular portfolio qualifies for our versatile LeverageLine securities-portfolio credit line. The rules are pretty simple, but you can get more details on our website by visiting our page for Loan Requirements. You can also check on your client’s securities history yourself by clicking here. If the non-IRS/401K stocks, mutual funds, bonds, ETFs, etc. in your portfolio. All have

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