Leverage

The degree to which an investor or business is utilizing borrowed money. For companies, leverage is measured by the debt-to-equity ratio

leverage

The US term for gearing.

Leverage

The use of debt financing.
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Leverage

Refers to the concept of increasing, multiplying, or magnifying the market impact of an investment. Leverage magnifies both the gains or the losses. In corporate finance, leverage often means the amount of debt to equity. Borrowing can enhance shareholder equity returns because the interest is deductible but the profits remain for the common share ...
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Leverage

A synonym for gearing (e.g. using derivative investments to over-invest a portfolio).
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Leverage

The use of fixed costs in an attempt to increase (or lever up) profitability.
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Leverage

The ability to control large amounts of a financial asset with a comparatively small amount of capital.
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Leverage

Use of borrowed money to increase returns. See also gearing.
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leverage

[n] - the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever 2. [n] - strategic advantage 3. [n] - investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses) 4. [v] - supplement with leverage 5. [v] - provide with leverage
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Leverage

Leverage is another term for gearing. Debt financing is used to invest in the company or asset to fund growth. The higher the ratio of debt to equity, the higher the leverage.
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Leverage

In the US, the ratio of a company's long term debt, typically bonds and preferred stock, to its... <a target=_blank href='http://www.finance-glossary.com/terms/leverage.htm?id=847&ginPtrCode=00000&PopupMode=false' title='Read full definition of leverage'>more</a>
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leverage

See gearing
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leverage

see gearing
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Leverage

Lev'er·age (lĕv'ẽr*aj or lē'vẽr*aj) noun The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever. Leverage of a couple (Mech.) , the perpendicular distance between the lines of action of two forces which act in parallel and opposite directions.
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leverage

The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever. ... <mechanics> Leverage of a couple, the perpendicular distance between the lines of action of two forces which act in parallel and opposite directions. Leverage of a force, the perpendicular distance from the line in which a force acts upon a body to a point about which the bo...
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leverage

leveraging noun investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
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leverage

noun strategic advantage; power to act effectively; `relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage`
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leverage

purchase noun the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
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Leverage

The use of debt financing, or property of rising or falling at a proportionally greater amount than comparable investments. For example, an option is said to have high leverage compared to the underlying stock because a given price change in the stock may result in a greater increase or decrease in the value of the option. Also, commonly known as G...
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Leverage

• (n.) The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever.
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Leverage

The relation of debt to equity in a corporate financial capital structure; also the act of controlling more than one device of a security (for example buying a stock on margin) through another device with the idea of improving returns. Discover What It`s Like to Live Easy With EquiTrend
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leverage

Generally speaking, leverage is the use of debt to increase returns. On the most basic level, people who profit on a home typically have used leverage. If you bought a $100,000 home with $20,000 down and later sold the home for $110,000, you made only 10 percent on the house, but 50 percent on your initial investment. That`s the beauty of leverage....
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leverage

Most companies use debt to finance operations. By doing so a company increases its leverage because it can invest in business operations without increasing its equity. For example if a company formed with an investment of $5 million from investors, the equity in the company is $5 million and this is the money it uses to operate. If the company uses...
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leverage

The term leverage covers the use of debt for the purpose of partial investment financing. The goal is to boost the potential returns on the investment in question. The term is also used to indicate the degree to which businesses use borrowed capital to finance their projects. Highly leveraged companies are exposed to increased risks of bankruptcy i...
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Leverage

(n) Leverage is the advantage taken by a buyer by using external finance or assistance to buy a property. With external finance a buyer can acquire a property far more costlier than his resources.
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