Pyramiding meaning

Using paper profits from one investment as collateral to buy further positions while using a margin loan from a broker. This is a risky strategy because of the potential for prices to fall. Pyramiding also may occur if unrealized profits on existing futures positions are used as a margin to increase the size of the positions in successively larger increments.
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An illegal scheme in which paper profits are used to finance the purchase of additional investments, or the offering of the opportunity to a participant to be paid for the chance to introduce new persons to the scheme who will each pay for the opportunity to introduce new persons, and so on.
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The practice of an athlete progressively increasing the dosage of an illegal drug to a maximum, and then progressively lowering it, between competitions so as to reduce the chances of being caught.
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