Definition of "Trading on equity"

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Michele Miller, Real Estate Agent Real Living Carolinas

Also called financial leverage. The use of borrower funds to magnify return. Trading profitably on the equity, also called favorable financial leverage, means that the borrowed funds generate a higher rate of return than the interest rate paid for the use of the money. The excess accrues to the benefit of the owner because it magnifies, or increases, his or her earnings.

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