- over- + leverage (Wiktionary)
“That prevents or slow downs the flow of money into one area or another, buying time to see that overleverage is occurring and or preventing it from occurring.”
“The debt and overleverage explosion artificially inflated our economies and corporate earnings.”
“First, Congress responds to a crisis caused by too much debt and overleverage by … borrowing a trillion or so dollars and deficit spending.”
“Similar scenarios are expected to play out this year, especially with commercial borrowers who, like homeowners that took out huge second mortgages, used lofty valuations to overleverage their real estate.”
“But the firm itself seems not to have worked — meaning, those arguing that in our world, capital structure and degree of leverage matter, and even matter with respect to a firm conducting financial intermediation, given that if the firm goes kaput on account of overleverage, the intermediation collapses with it?”
“Asking people to overleverage themselves in a stagnant economy with 17.5% real unemployment isn't going to move condos.”
“Though it's worth noting that Fitch downgraded Aflac's issuer default rating from A+ to A earlier this year, citing overleverage.”
““History teaches us,” writes Bradford DeLong, “that when none of the three clear and present dangers that justify retrenchment and austerity—interest-rate crowding out, rising inflationary pressures on consumer prices, national overleverage via borrowing in foreign currencies—are present, you should not retrench.””
“But when overleverage happens it is invariably doubly dangerous.”
“Contrary to our expectations, and long-held economic wisdom, the problem the world was to face was not, in the end, high inflation—the cause of every Western recession since the Second World War—but overleverage and undercapitalization, leading to huge financial instability.”
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