Is it time to gear?

With interest rates so low, and the stockmarket performing quite well, is it time to gear?

One of the remarkable side-effects of having the lowest interest rates in a generation is that we are also seeing some remarkable pricing in the area of gearing. Put simply, the cost of gearing (or borrowing for investing purposes) has suddenly dropped to remarkably low levels. For investors with a robust risk tolerance, the numbers are worth a fresh look.

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