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Gearing


Gearing is the strategy of borrowing money to invest. Just as you take out a loan to buy a home, you can also borrow money to invest in other assets, such as shares, property or managed funds.

Gearing enables you to boost your investment earning power by increasing the amount of money you have available to invest. While investing with someone else’s money sounds like a great strategy (and it can be), there are risks involved – so it’s not suitable for everyone.

Information in this document is based on current regulatory requirements and laws, as at 1 July 2020, which may be subject to change.


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