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Description: AMERICAN investors have taken out more margin loans than ever before. That indicates that speculative investing has grown among retail investors, reaching levels that in the past indicated the market was getting to unsustainable levels and might be in for a fall.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: May 31, 2013

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/01/business/economy/shades-of-prerecession-borrowing.html?ref=business

Questions for Discussions:

  • What are the concerns related to the level of borrowing by retail investors?
  • Do you share those concerns?
  • Do you expect regulators to do anything about this situation?

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