To start investing in the stock market, many trading platform accepts account as small as $500 or less. So you don't need a lot to get started. However, with limited fund, you may not be able to build a diversified portfolio with individual stocks. So perhaps you can look into ETFs or mutual funds.
To answer your question, if you are a new investor, I would not recommend taking out a loan to invest. It is very risky and you have to pay the interest rate on the loan, even before any return starts coming in. It's better to set a reasonable budget which allows you to save up. Set up an emergency fund first, then start putting any extra money towards an investment account.
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