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Over-Leveraged

adjective; compounding analogy
to put extra be on investments, to invest with more than the capital and cash that one may have
 
This term was used by many news organizations and talk shows to describe how corporations may have over-leveraged investments. When a company is over-leveraged by 40 to 1, that means this company is investing 40 borrowed dollars to every 1 dollar of its own. This is another discouraged practice on Wall Street because it can easily bankrupt a corporation. Over-Leveraged metaphorically describes how the corporation is overly relying on debt.
Etymology : Over + Leveraged compound- analogous to overly-relying on debt
Source : Daily Show. Fall 2011
Last modified: 30 November 2011


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