What is trade on equity ?

Trading on equity occurs when a company incurs new debt (such as from bonds, loans, or preferred stock) to acquire assets on which it can earn a return greater than the interest cost of the debt.

If a company generates a profit through this financing technique, its shareholders earn a greater return on their investments. In this case, trading on equity is successful. If the company earns less from the acquired assets than the cost of the debt, its shareholders earn a reduced return because of this activity.

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