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  • v. Present participle of overleverage.


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  • Government backstops are an invitation to recklessness and overleveraging, which is why the Administration wants to impose a new array of regulations and to have a big say in Wall Street pay packages.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Oh, and also look up overleveraging which is what brought down Lehman [IE they didnt have the capital reserves to stay afloat they were 'overleveraged']

    Think Progress » European-American Fox News host complains that we’re turning into Europeans, who are a ‘pack of Pagan losers.’

  • As far as economy goes, Tice argues it's dysfunctional, asserting that the excesses -- such as overleveraging and the government's issuance of excessive credit to grow GDP, leading to excessive borrowing and consumption for more than two decades -- still have to be worked out.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The same kind of overleveraging, risky loans, toxic securities and real-estate bubble that has rocked the US financial system infected Europe - which is why European schadenfreude quickly turned to desperate and (until now) poorly coordinated attempts to shore up Europe's banks.


  • In some other cases, brokers have tried to blame Lehman for overleveraging itself and eventually driving the company into bankruptcy, but the arbitration panels have been unsympathetic.

    Lehman Pursues Former Brokers' Bonuses

  • Like a minimum down payment, this reduces overleveraging and means Texas wasn't hurt as badly by the housing crash as other states.

    The Lone Star Jobs Surge

  • In fact that is one of the reasons that if banks are left to their own devices, they will inevitably end up overleveraging: competition has otherwise driven down their margins to a bare minimum.

    Matthew Yglesias » Administration Outlines New Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee

  • A transaction like this illustrates two principles of investing in commercial real estate: It pays to go small and to avoid overleveraging.

    Buying Buildings For Cash

  • Mr. Younan says he has learned many things from the recession, including the dangers of overleveraging and the importance of obtaining long-term debt.

    Younan Keeps Aim High

  • And, of course, increased government regulation of the security markets to prevent overleveraging and bubble-creation.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Smallness of Obama’s Bank Tax


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