Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by S2007S, Feb 20, 2007.
I saw that too.
These people better pray there's no correction, and that the new rule is that markets can only rise.
Even a 5%er would put them in serious pain. A 10%er+ would crush most.
If one likes living dangerously....
Unfortunately margin levels have no use as a sentiment indicator.......
hmm, i saw that same graph last night when i was researching margin debt.
however bylo is right, if there is just a 5% pullback margin calls will be going off left and right.
$285,000,000,000 worth or margin debt.
chart of margin debt in nominal$ probably isn't very helpful imo. also, are hedge funds included in margin stats or in some other category? thanks.
The market will keep going higher as long as the short base doesn't cave in.
Don't confuse factors that could potentially exacerbate a correction for causing a correction or hastening its start.
That is with Reg T borrowing 100% of equity, wait until April 2nd when it goes up to 666% with porfolio margining.
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