Should you borrow to buy shares?

Key Points Self-funding instalments, margin lending and similar products offer the potential for higher returns You generally won’t make the returns you need to meet the cost of the debt Cheaper debt like a home equity loan is usually a better option If you’re considering using self-funding instalments, protected equity loans or margin loans to invest in shares, you first need to ask yourself whether leverage is for you. Debt allows you to buy things you can’t afford. It has two benefits. First, you can take advantage of an opportunity that you would otherwise have had to forgo: Using...

If you’re considering using self-funding instalments, protected equity loans or margin loans to invest in shares, you first need to ask yourself whether leverage is for you.

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