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MarginThe amount a lender adds to the index on an adjustable rate mortgage to establish the adjusted interest rate. Margin is constant throughout the life of the loan. INDEX + MARGIN = FULLY INDEXED RATE Example using the 1 Year Treasury: 1 Year Treasury Index = 4.170 Since lenders round the rate to the nearest 1/8%, the actual rate would be 6.625%. 



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