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Hi,

I have been trading/investing for around 3 years through comsec. I'm looking at winding down for personal reasons.

My main concern at the moment is reducing my margin loan. This is my hypothetical position.

Total Loan Balance.................$64,921.54
Unsettled Transactions.............$5,013.40
Loan Liability.........................$69,934.94
Credit Limit..........................$150,000.00

Equity Value.........................$169,882.72
Managed Funds Value..............$36,879.30
Total Portfolio Market Value.....$206,762.02
Total Portfolio Lending Value....$140,462.74

Current LVR............35.77 %
Base LVR................71.85 %
Margin Call LVR........76.85 %
Cash Available..$70,527.80

I am having a bit of trouble understanding/seeing how all this ties in. To start off I would just like some help in calculating how much I should reduce my margin loan by to end up with a LVR of 60%?

This reduction won't be done by me putting money in from another account, I will be asking the bank to reduce my margin loan.

Any help appreciated :)
 
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If your LVR is 35.77% you would have to borrow more money to reach a LVR of 60% not reduce your margin loan. Or maybe I have misunderstood your question.
 
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Hi,

I have been trading/investing for around 3 years through comsec. I'm looking at winding down for personal reasons.

My main concern at the moment is reducing my margin loan. This is my hypothetical position.

Total Loan Balance.................$64,921.54
Unsettled Transactions.............$5,013.40
Loan Liability.........................$69,934.94
Credit Limit..........................$150,000.00

Equity Value.........................$169,882.72
Managed Funds Value..............$36,879.30
Total Portfolio Market Value.....$206,762.02
Total Portfolio Lending Value....$140,462.74

Current LVR............35.77 %
Base LVR................71.85 %
Margin Call LVR........76.85 %
Cash Available..$70,527.80

I am having a bit of trouble understanding/seeing how all this ties in. To start off I would just like some help in calculating how much I should reduce my margin loan by to end up with a LVR of 60%?

This reduction won't be done by me putting money in from another account, I will be asking the bank to reduce my margin loan.

Any help appreciated :)

As stated already from what you have told us your margin loan is already well below 60% LVR.
 

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20Hurtz, it works as below:
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Total Portfolio Lending Value....$140,462.74
minus:
Loan Liability.........................$69,934.94
equals:
Cash Available.......................$70,527.80
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Loan Liability.........................$69,934.94
divided by:
Total Portfolio Market Value.....$206,762.02
equals:
Current LVR%...........................35.77 %
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So if you're winding down, and wanting to reduce your loan, i.e. reduce your LVR% below 35.77%, to reduce your Loan Liability you can either:
- transfer some cash money into the account
or:
- sell some stocks to pay down the loan
 

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I might add that the arithmetic in the hypothetical numbers is off. I make the LVR% = 33.8% on the numbers supplied.
 
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As pointed out before - your current LVR is significantly lower than 60%, if you want your LVR to be 60% you will either need to draw down on the equity in your portfolio (Loan Value increases portfolio value stays the same) or transfer security out of your loan (portfolio value reduces, loan value stays the same) - otherwise you can sell shares (reducing the value of your loan) and just withdraw the proceeds out (maintain the same loan balance). Simple.
 
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