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Financial Planning -> Stocks, Bonds etc. -> Borrowing to Invest -> Setting up the Brokerage Account

Setting up the Brokerage Account When Borrowing to Invest

If you borrow to invest, set up a separate brokerage account to hold the investments that you purchase with the borrowed funds (the leveraged investments).

This is the only way to ensure a clear paper trail to the borrowed funds, and will save you a lot of record keeping.  This is necessary even if you already have a margin account with a brokerage, and you want to use the margin being provided by stocks you have in the other account.  The brokerage can link the accounts so that they use a combined margin, and the stocks purchased on margin can be kept in a separate account.

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bullet Buying the stocks and ETFs
bullet What to do with the dividends
bullet Selling the stocks and ETFs


Tax Tip:  Keep your leveraged investments in a separate brokerage account from your non-leveraged investments, to ensure a clear paper trail for interest deductibility.


Revised: September 19, 2017



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