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RSP & Investment Leverage Loan

Investment Loans and RRSP Loans are also known as Leverage Loans. 

This investment strategy is based on Sir John Templeton's (November 29, 1912 - July 8, 2008) personal experience in 1939 where he borrowed $10,000 from his former boss with the purpose of investing to make a profit.  He purchased $100 dollars worth of every stock on the stock exchanges that were valued less than a dollar.  Within the year, he managed to repay his former boss, and he and his partner had more than $30,000 remaining(1).

Source (1) Sir John Templeton, Supporting Scientific Research For Spiritual Discoveries, Revised Edition, Robert L. Herrmann

Any mortgage holder is familiar with leveraging.  In fact, they already have a leveraged investment, their home.

Similarly, if you have $25,000 to invest, with a leverage loan, you can have $100,000 fully invested and working for you.  This can be a prudent and wise investment strategy to help create wealth for your retirement. 

It is ever more difficult to yield high returns on investments in a short period of time without increasing exposure to risk.  Borrowing to invest is a calculated risk that should be considered carefully.

Contact your Independent Advisor to discuss this strategy.