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The Stock Market is Propped up by Margin Debt

I wanted to see how the stock market compares to margin debt over time. The graphs below might peak your interest…

Top: Margin debt since 2001

Bottom: SPY (S&P 500 ETF) prices since 2001

https://preview.redd.it/jc7wjyxhlsc71.png?width=865&format=png&auto=webp&s=8801a3348efc7c6a58446383c0822b9f6a3b079f

HHHHHMMMMMMM, anyone see a correlation?

Sources:

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/debitbalance.asp

https://www.finra.org/investors/learn-to-invest/advanced-investing/margin-statistics

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/SPY/history?p=SPY

EDIT: new graph (FINRA data only goes back to 2010)

https://preview.redd.it/agw5mpdmvsc71.png?width=768&format=png&auto=webp&s=66d4255e4ffc1b48917369036b5118fb53554771

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