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The dangers of borrowing to invest

Borrowing to invest in stocks looks like a good idea but is a really bad one. This special week-long series will try to explain why.

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Borrowing to invest is expensive

The cost of servicing a loan will eat up most of the returns you’re likely to make from borrowing to invest.

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Tax and costs will eat up returns

Borrowing to invest is unlikely to be very profitable once you take into account tax on your returns.

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Banking on the stock market to deliver any precise return is risky, even over 20 years.

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