- Simple and Automatic
MEXEM manages all aspects of share lending. Once you enroll, MEXEM will automatically examine your fully-paid stock portfolio. If you have stocks that are attractive in the securities lending market, MEXEM will borrow the stocks from you, deposit collateral into your account and lend the shares.
- Complete Transparency
When your stock is loaned out, you will see the interest rate that you are being paid on the cash collateral value, along with the amounts earned by MEXEM from lending those shares. Other brokers with similar programs generally do not disclose the market rates, which allows them to pay you a small piece of the pie while holding onto most of the profits.
- Earn Supplemental Income
Each day that your stock is on loan, you will be paid interest on the cash collateral value for the loan based on market rates.
- Trade Your Loaned Stock with No Restriction
You will see the loaned shares on your account statement, indicating that they are being loaned out. You are still the owner of the stock, which means you continue to have market risk and will recognize any profit (or loss) if the stock price moves. Furthermore, you can sell your shares at any time without restriction and can terminate your participation at any time for any reason.
XYZ is currently trading at USD 75.00/share. You own 5,000 shares of XYZ, with a market value of USD 375,000.00. XYZ is in demand and commands a loan interest rate of 9%.
You sign up for MEXEM's Stock Yield Enhancement Program, and MEXEM loans out your 5,000 shares of XYZ at 9%. MEXEM will pay interest on the U.S Treasury or cash collateral of USD 375,000.00 x 4.5% = USD 16,875.00.
You could earn USD 16,875.00/year on stocks you already own.
The Stock Yield Enhancement Program is available to eligible MEXEM clients who have been approved for a margin account or who have a cash account with equity greater than USD 50,000 (or equivalent).
Stocks eligible to be loaned out are all "fully-paid" stocks (not held on margin).
Shares loaned out may not be protected by ICS.
Shares loaned out may not be protected by the ICS. This is why MEXEM provides you with cash collateral in the same amount as the value of your shares to protect you in the very unlikely event that the stock is not returned to you.
Shares loaned out are typically used to facilitate short sales.
Shares are attractive in the stock loan market because other traders want to borrow and sell them short, possibly affecting the value of the shares.
Loan rates change frequently.
These rates and the interest you will receive may go down (or up) by 50% or more.
Loans may be terminated at any time by MEXEM.
MEXEM does not guarantee that it will lend all eligible shares.
Voting rights go to the borrower.
During any period in which your securities are loaned out, you will forfeit your right to vote those shares by proxy.
Selling or borrowing against your shares or withdrawing cash in a margin account will terminate the loan transaction.
If you sell the fully paid shares that have been lent out, or if you borrow the shares or withdraw cash in a margin account (such that the securities become margin securities and are no longer fully paid or excess margin securities), the loan will terminate, and you will stop receiving loan interest.