2017年7月23日 星期日

have a knack for, over- leveraged, deleverage, yank


On a rollercoaster, riders climb upwards slowly, their suspense building, then plunge downwards quickly, their stomachs lagging a little behind. In its deleveraging efforts, China’s government hopes to do the opposite

But it’s wrong to assume that reining it in will slow down the economy
ECONOMIST.COM

Today's ‪#‎Dailychart‬ reveals that American homeowners are finally returning to positive equity. Housing equity has shot up in recent months, as prices have started to recover nationwide. And mortgage debt has declined steadily as households have deleveraged, often because banks have yanked their credit lines http://econ.st/18UjOg5

deleveraging


noun

[mass noun] Finance
  • the process or practice of reducing the level of one’s debt by rapidly selling one’s assets.

Derivatives



deleverage

noun & verb



leverage
n.

    1. The action of a lever.
    2. The mechanical advantage of a lever.
  1. Positional advantage; power to act effectively: “started his . . . career with far more social leverage than his father had enjoyed” (Doris Kearns Goodwin).
  2. The use of credit or borrowed funds to improve one's speculative capacity and increase the rate of return from an investment, as in buying securities on margin.
tr.v., -aged, -ag·ing, -ag·es.
    1. To provide (a company) with leverage.
    2. To supplement (money, for example) with leverage.
  1. To improve or enhance: “It makes more sense to be able to leverage what we [public radio stations] do in a more effective way to our listeners” (Delano Lewis).


knack

  1. A clever, expedient way of doing something.
  2. A specific talent for something, especially one difficult to explain or teach. See synonyms at art1.
  3. Archaic.
    1. A cleverly designed device.
    2. A knickknack.
[Middle English knakke, from Middle Dutch cnacken, to strike, crack, probably of imitative origin.]


http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2009/new/aug/31/today-int9.htm
Despite moving in such glamorous circles, Leibovitz has never been known for having a knack for finance. In what now appears as a disastrous decision to raise funds, Leibovitz took a 24-million-dollar loan from Art Capital Group (ACG) in December 2008 using her own photographs as collateral.
儘管遊走如此光鮮亮麗的圈子,萊波維茨向來就不善理財。在一項現在看來顯然是災難性的募資決定中,萊波維茨2008年12月以她的照片當抵押品,向「藝術資本集團」貸款2400萬美元。
That debt is due September 8 and if she can’t pay up, the over-leveraged photographer could lose her life’s work.
這筆債務將在9月8日到期,如果屆時她無法償還,這名過度借貸的攝影師可能失去她的畢生心血。
新聞辭典

over- leveraged:形容詞,過度借貸的、財務槓桿操作過頭的。例句:Some over-leveraged enterprisers went broke during this economic crisis.(有些財務槓桿操作過頭的企業家在這波經濟危機中破產。)


have a knack for:片語,擅長某項技能,特別是指能輕而易舉完成某種難以學習的事情。例句:Since when did you have a knack for picking up girls?(你什麼時候開始懂得把妹了?)



yank

Pronunciation: /jaŋk/
informal
Translate yank | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish

verb

[with object]
  • pull with a jerk:her hair was yanked, and she screamed he yanked her to her feet [no object]:Liz yanked at her arm

noun

[in singular]
  • a sudden hard pull:one of the other girls gave her ponytail a yank

Origin:

late 18th century (as a Scots word in the sense 'sudden sharp blow'): of unknown origin

沒有留言: