Archive for May 2007

Myths about Leveraging into Equities – Part 2

What are the risks of borrowing to invest? Let’s assume the total risk is a combination of the 3 main financial risks – the risk of losing money, the risk of emotional stress, and the shortfall risk of not having enough money to meet your long term goals (e.g. retirement). The first 2 are generally…

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Myths about Leveraging into Equities – Part 1

For this post, I am borrowing heavily from Talbot Stevens, whose writing about leverage was inspirational to me since the early 1990s. I’ve always been fascinated by commonly held beliefs that just aren’t true. When you talk about leveraging into equities, there are many. Here are the most common myths:

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