How Leverage Hurts Investors
Companies frequently use debt to finance their operations. This so-called leverage can be a prudent use of capital, but it can also be rather dangerous. That’s because, once on the books, debt represents a fixed cost in the form of interest pay[...]
What’s in a Name?
The famous quote from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, “What’s in a name?,” provides appropriate context to understand overdraft protection from banks and the criminal costs they impose on bank customers. The reason this quote provides context is that[...]
The Pluses and Minuses of Margin Loans
Table of Contents: Four Advantages of Margin Loans How to Protect Yourself from a “Margin Call” If you own a portfolio of stocks in a taxable brokerage account (not an IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), or other tax deferred account), then you’ve got[...]
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