Margin Trading

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Margin Trading
Ability to make potentially risky investments work in your favor. Each level of skill reduces the percentage of ISK placed in market escrow when entering buy orders. Starting with an escrow percentage of 100% at Level 0 (untrained skill), each skill level cumulatively reduces the percentage by 25%. For a maximum reduction of ~24% total escrow at level 5.
Primary Attribute Charisma
Secondary Attribute Memory
Time Multiplier 3x
Required Skills
Primary Accounting IV
Secondary N/A
Tertiary N/A
From Empire 20,000,000 ISK ISK
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Margin Trading allows players to place buy orders without committing the full escrow amount to completely fulfill the buy order. For anyone without the skill, placing a buy order automatically deducts 100% of its value (plus taxes and commission). This skill prevents a lot of capital from being locked up in buy orders (especially for large orders on low volume items).

It is easy to go below 0.00 ISK balance when placing large buy orders, so ensure enough ISK is available to pay off any buy order at all times. The below table presents the percent escrow stored when placing a buy order for each trained level:

Level  % ISK in Escrow
0 100
1 75
2 56.25
3 42.1875
4 31.640625
5 23.73046875