leverage


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leverage

1. the action of a lever
2. the mechanical advantage gained by employing a lever
3. the enhanced power available to a large company
4. the use made by a company of its limited assets to guarantee the substantial loans required to finance its business

Leverage

The use of fixed-cost funds to acquire property that is expected to produce a higher rate of return either by way of income or through appreciation.

leverage

[′lev·rij]
(mechanics)
The multiplication of force or motion achieved by a lever.
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Researchers have tended to find only weak relationships between leverage (the ratio of private sector credit to nominal GDP) and banking system vulnerabilities, and more generally have struggled to find reliable forward looking systemic crisis indicators.
Assets also appear in the investment stream in financial leverage, an indicator of the percentage of the firm's assets financed with equity rather than debt.
By mirroring two Rackable Systems S3009-iSCSI servers located in separate data centers, we are able to leverage our existing Ethernet network to provide storage to our user community that is both high performing and highly reliable," said Dustin Machi, manager of the Core Computational Facility at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.
The major problem is that the larger GSE balance sheets, mortgage debt, speculative leverage, and derivative positions balloon, the less viable this entire hedging ("portfolio insurance") mechanism becomes.
2003-20, which addresses a specific leverage structure.
In today's uncertain economic climate, borrowers are searching for new and imaginative methods to attain aggressive levels of leverage from new capital sources.
These transactions are characterized by a degree of financial leverage that significantly exceeds industry norms measured by various debt, cash flow, or other ratios.
Unlike most receivers, the WR must keep his inside leg back in order to get a better angle for his inside-out leverage blocking (described later on).
D&P requires additional credit enhancement to cover this risk of leverage.
Trust-owned life insurance (TOLI) is arguably the best funding alternative to leverage life insurance plans.
You can leverage your time by focusing on these HIPO (high payoff) tasks.