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Performance Bond

Funds that must be deposited by a customer with a broker, by a broker with a clearing member or by a clearing member with the clearinghouse to initiate or maintain a market position. The performance bond helps to ensure the financial integrity of brokers, clearing members and the exchange. Also known as Margin.