Updated Friday, September 4, 2015 as of 5:05 PM ET

Safer Strategies for Leveraged Investing

With stocks soaring and interest rates parked at historic lows, the last few years have been boom times for leveraged investing. According to data from FINRA, margin accounts have ballooned from less than $200 billion in February 2009 to $355 billion in December 2012. (The peak was $416billion, in July 2007.)

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