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Initial investment $10,000 on Jan 31, 1985, ignoring dividends, taxes, fees, and commissions. No additional money put in, no money taken out.

good choice of Date ...three 'crashes' in that interval(the *i* know of)

Initial margin: 25% ($2500), rate 5% (we should be so lucky!). Margin interest allowed to accumulate and compound.

does margin interest rate vary with other interest rates?

JFG, checked my borker's (Schwab) rates -- a sliding scale from 6 to 8.5% (depending on balance) right now being a time of REALLY low rates on everything else.
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