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NYSE Margin Debt Just Shy of New All-Time High in July

The latest reading on NYSE margin debt was just shy of an all-time high.  Borrowing to execute securities trades has not waned much at all in recent months as the July data showed borrowing of $382.1B which was slightly below the all-time record of $384.3B seen in April of this year.  The July reading is up from $376B in June.  Clearly, there’s still a lot of confidence in the minds of traders who are borrowing to execute trades as NYSE margin debt balances certainly appear to have a long-only bias:

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Cullen Roche

Cullen Roche

Mr. Roche is the Founder of Orcam Financial Group, LLC. Orcam is a financial services firm offering asset management, private advisory, institutional consulting and educational services. He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance and Understanding the Modern Monetary System.

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