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Record rise in margin debt seen as bullish signal

Margin debt rose to $528.2 billion in February, surpassing the record it set the previous month, according to New York Stock Exchange data. While many observers take this as a sign of growing confidence, some warn that investors might be overlooking inherent risk factors and it has been pointed out that a peak in its figures historically precedes a steep market fall.

Source: WSJ (29/03/2017)

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