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DOUBLE LEVERAGE usually refers to a situation where a holding company raises debt and downstreams it as equity capital, or subordinated debt, to a subsidiary, i.e. it is the use of debt by both the parent company and the subsidiary, in combination with the companys equity capital, to finance the assets of the subsidiary.

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DEFICIT SPENDING is an excess of government expenditures over government revenue, resulting in a shortfall that must be financed through borrowing.

STREET NAME, in securities, is securities held in the name of brokers, banks or their nominees, instead of in the customer's name.

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