NYSE margin debt - No significant decrease... ???

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Port1385, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Margin debt seems too high for a bottom at this point.

    During the last downturn in 2000, there was not a bottom until the debt was cut in half.

    Im a little shocked. Considering everything that is going on out there, traders are continuing their appetite for margin. I suspected that by now margin debt would probably be substantially less. However, there has not been a real significant fall and traders are using more margin today then they ever did.