facebookHi Peter. Most people here already have money to start investing but I don't. I'm thinking of borrowing to invest. Most will frown at this idea. But what do you think? - Seedly

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24 Jun 2021

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Hi Peter. Most people here already have money to start investing but I don't. I'm thinking of borrowing to invest. Most will frown at this idea. But what do you think?

I mean if I make returns then it will be worth it right? Especially when I earn more in return of the original investment amount. Hoping to hear your thoughts. Thank you in advance.

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What are your thoughts?

Personally, I would advise you against it. At this juncture, where stock and bond markets valuations are pretty elevated, the risk reward isn't that attractive anymore in my opinion.

Hence, my advice might be entirely opposite. For investors who have borrowed to invest, it's worth considering taking some profit to reduce their borrowings tactically.

Furthermore, if you don't have the ready funds, taking an unsecured loan is typically very expensive and would likely cost more than long-term stock returns.
It's also necessary to think about bear case scenarios when borrowing to invest. If you borrowed to invest, and if the investment drops by 30-50% in value and the lender asks you to pay back the loan, what would be your next course of action?

I do have some data on borrowing to invest in this article link, which you may find helpful.

https://theinvestquest.com/borrowing-to-invest-...​​​

Sabrina Wong

Sabrina Wong

Edited 08 Nov 2021

Level 5·Communications at University at Buffalo

Hi, contrary to conventional wisdom, I feel that you don't need to have a hefty amount of savings or ultradeep pockets to start investing.

 

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I hope this helps you to make a better decision on your financial journey.

I borrow to invest.

but it's important to know what's the cost of funds before you invest.

I fee...

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