I am interested in this specifc topic - whether using leverage when rather young (20-35 years) is an intelligent way (risk-adjusted) to improve returns to achieve FIRE earlier than initially planned.
Is anybody using any form of leverage?
- (Capital-)Leverage using debt (margin account)
- (Return-)Leverage using derivatives (options, futures and others)
- (Return-) Leverage using LEFT’s (Leveraged ETF’s)
If so, may I ask you what your concrete strategy is based on the leverage part of the portfolio? How much are you leveraging? What types of instruments are you using and why?
If not, what are the arguments against using leverage?