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thx for your reply..if i ready you correctly then,

principle is $100,000 in margin account

margin interest charge is $5,000..

If i sell $6,000 worth of shres in the margin account, then

i paid the $5,000 interest and reduced my principle to $99,000

if i file an itemized tax form then i can declare that
$5,000 margin interest...

Is that right?

thx again,
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