Securities Law Prof Blog

Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Record High for Margin Debt

Margin debt at brokerage firms reached $285.6 billion at end of last month, topping the previous high of 278.5 billion in March 2000.  Does this reflect unhealthy speculation or healthy investor confidence?  See NY Times, A Mountain of Margin Debt May Not Be Cause for Concern.

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