How gearing boosts returns — and losses
- Good and bad borrowing
- A simple example of gearing
- Compare this with investing without borrowing
- 2 other ways gearing is risky
- Can you cope with gearing?
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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.