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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
adjusted debit balance
Value used to determine a margin account's position, as required by Regulation T. This is the amount a customer owes a broker, minus profits on short sales and balances in a special miscellaneous account. If the adjusted debit balance is very small, the customer can withdraw cash or securities from a margin account.
The amount of money owed by a customer to his/her broker after paper profits and losses are taken into consideration.