Reel Lessons: Margin Call

The kids occupying Wall Street don’t understand how bad the crisis was for bankers. At last, a movie puts the record straight.

Reel Lessons: Margin Call

What’s a “margin call”
That’s when your broker calls and asks for more money on account of your rapidly mounting losses due, in your case, to a series of spectacularly ill-judged investments in exotic southern European debt instruments.

Ah, you mean the day I had to sell the Maserati
The “Maser call”, yes. Who knew that Greece could write off half its debt without triggering a payout on its credit default...

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