pyramiding

Definitions

Banking

  • noun the process of building up a major group by acquiring controlling interests in many different companies, each larger than the original company
  • noun the illegal practice of using new investors’ deposits to pay the interest on the deposits made by existing investors

Economics

  • noun the action of building up a major group by acquiring controlling interests in many different companies, each larger than the original company

Forex

  • The act of adding to a winning position by using the unrealized gains on the outstanding position as security for taking on a larger position. Forex traders using a pyramiding strategy will often add to winning trades in amounts that get smaller each time.

Law

  • noun illegally using new investors’ deposits to pay the interest on the deposits made by existing investors

Sports

  • noun the practice of increasing the weight for each set while decreasing the number of reps performed
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