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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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Does A Highly Leveraged Capital Structure Of A Firm Influence Its Performance A Comparative Study of High and Low Leveraged FMCG Companies in India", Indian Journal of Finance, vol.
credit market, Fannie and Freddie have attained the prominence of "buyers of first and last resort" for speculators leveraged in mortgage-backed and other debt securities.
In a recent Revenue Procedure issued by the IRS, six guidelines were introduced which the IRS will use to determine if a leveraged lease transaction qualifies for an advanced ruling to recognize its existence as a lease for tax purposes.
Leveraged financing has been an important financing vehicle for mergers and acquisitions, business recapitalizations, and business expansions.
As SERPs became more popular, insurance agents began to market leveraged life policies to fund them.
Furthermore, this breakdown in market discipline reflected weaknesses in risk-management practices by LTCM's counterparties that were also evident, albeit to a lesser degree, in their dealings with other highly leveraged firms.
But, as new laws are proposed, it is essential that we understand what is accomplished by leveraged buyouts.
Moreover, the weaknesses in risk-management practices that were evident in the counterparties' relationship with LTCM were also evident, albeit to a lesser degree, in their dealings with other highly leveraged firms.
The recent period has been marked not only by acquisitions and mergers but also by significant increases in leveraged buyouts, divestitures, asset sales, and share repurchase programs.