lev·​er·​aged | \ ˈle-və-rijd How to pronounce leveraged (audio) , ˈlē-; ˈlev-rijd, ˈlēv- \

Definition of leveraged

1 : having a high proportion of debt relative to equity
2 of the purchase of a company : made with borrowed money that is secured by the assets of the company bought a leveraged buyout

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Recent Examples on the Web According to crypto researcher Mika Honkasolo, a continued decline in stETH's price relative to ether would put leveraged yield farmers at risk. Omkar Godbole, Forbes, 13 June 2022 The shock of the pandemic in early 2020 revealed serious problems with leveraged trading and overnight borrowing in Treasurys. James Mackintosh, WSJ, 29 May 2022 Some of these tools include leveraged trading, derivatives, and futures. Toby Grey, BGR, 23 May 2022 It’s the perfect trap for performance chasing among leveraged professional money managers. Jon Markman, Forbes, 16 May 2022 The leveraged futures trading that FTX wants to offer in the United States can be a risky proposition, especially in a market as volatile as crypto. New York Times, 14 May 2022 In the 1990s, Wall Street’s financial engineers invented the leveraged inverse floating rate note to profit from falling interest rates. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2022 And Apple is still highly leveraged to China, where the bulk of its products are manufactured. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2022 The debt financing is expected to total 5.5 billion to 6 billion euros and is likely to come in the form of leveraged loans and high-yield bonds, denominated in euros and dollars. Claire Ruckin, Bloomberg.com, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of leveraged

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Jun 2022

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“Leveraged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leveraged. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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