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Should Investors Fear Margin Debt?

• The margin debt story is viewed by some as a
predictive indicator for a future equity market
• Margin debt can exacerbate a sell-off, but
there is no statistical evidence that margin
debt levels can predict an equity market
• Although the use of margin debt is never
recommended for individual investors,
ignore the fear mongering around such a
meaningless data point.

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