or "Marked to Market" or "Mark to Market" - The process of recalculating the theoretical value of Open Positions in a Foreign Currency trading Account, assuming all Open Positions were liquidated at current market rates, as determined by FOREX.com in its sole discretion. Customer Accounts are generally marked to market at a specified time and Spot Rate in order to estimate and report the Account Balance in U.S. Dollars and measure Margin against Open Positions.
The process of valuing open positions each evening at closing prices in order to determine that day’s unrealised profit or loss. This process is carried out each evening by LCH in order to determine variation margin payments to be made the next business day.
the practice of revaluing securities and financial instruments using current market prices. In some cases unsettled contracts to purchase and sell securities are marked to market and the counterparty with an as yet unrealized loss on the contract is required to transfer funds or securities equal to the value of the loss to the other counterparty. See variation margin.