by Chris Kimble
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Sir John Templeton first alerted me to the dangers of excess margin debt in the late 1990′s and I’ve been a fan of keeping in touch with this key indicator ever since.
Fresh Margin debt numbers have just been released. My good friend Doug Short shared the above chart, reflecting the margin debt continues to move higher, reaching levels where the S&P 500 has struggled to move much higher!.
Are we on the “Highway to the Danger Zone” due to these historically high debt
levels? Will it be different this time? Was a Danger Zone level in the past, lets see if its any different this time around!