Margin: A Portfolio Lever for Buying and Selling Stock

Borrowing money through a margin account to purchase securities can be a profitable and wise investment strategy. But debt creates financial leverage: The money in a full payment purchase can instead be used as a type of down payment to buy a much larger block of stock. This means that gains—and losses—in a margin account…

 

David Dreman’s Contrarian Approach to Stock Selection

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Shorting: A Strategy for Profiting From Price Declines AAII Journal editor Charles Rotblut discusses short selling with Greg Swenson, co-manager of the Grizzly Short Fund (GRZZX). Swenson offers insights into how he identifies potential short-sale candidates and how investors may handle the risks inherent…