Stock Market Warning Signs: Record $423.7 Billion of Debt Is Now Invested in the Markethttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/01/stock-market-warning-signs-record-4237-billion-of.aspx Blake Bos
January 1, 2014
The New York Stock Exchange recently updated its stock market margin-debt data, showing that Main Street and Wall Street are continuing to dump billions in borrowed dollars into the stock market.
Borrowed money in the stock market, known as "margin debt," hit an all-time high of $423.7 billion in November. This puts margin debt, adjusted for inflation, 4.6% below levels seen during the housing bubble and above highs set during the dot-com bubble.
Margin debt is accrued when someone takes out a loan and invests that money into the stock marke