Debt in Stock Market Closing in on All-Time High

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The New York Stock Exchange recently updated its stock market margin debt data, and it looks like main street and Wall Street are both continuing to dump millions in borrowed dollars into the stock market. History shows us this is typical market behavior when you have big-name companies like Tesla Motors  (NASDAQ: TSLA  ) , Zillow (NASDAQ: Z  ) , and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB  ) rising more than 100% in a year, and the S&P 500 hitting all-time highs. 


*Margin data from NYSE; S&P 500 data from Standard and Poor's.

In the video below Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos discusses the recent margin debt data and how investors in high-flying companies should evaluate their positions in such a debt-laden market.

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  • Report this Comment On September 26, 2013, at 11:44 PM, luckyagain wrote:

    "Debt in Stock Market Closing in on All-Time High"

    This will not end up good. Buying stocks on margin means that a downturn can turn brutal in a hurry.

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