Carrying Charges for a Leverage Contract Law and Legal Definition

According to 17 CFR 31.4 [Title 17 -- Commodity and Securities Exchanges; Chapter I -- Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Part 31 -- Leverage Transactions], carrying charges for a leverage contract includes “all service and interest changes paid periodically by a leverage customer to a leverage transaction merchant, or accrued by a leverage transaction merchant, while a long leverage contract remains open, or all service and interest charges paid periodically by a leverage transaction merchant to a leverage customer, or accrued by a leverage customer, while a short leverage contract remains open.”