SMALL BUSINESS DICTIONARY

The Yahoo Small Business Dictionary defines, explains, and cross-references more than 1,800 key small business words, phrases, acronyms, and concepts, covering topics including small business finance, management, sales, startup, exit strategy, and growth. To use the dictionary, type a word in the search box or click a letter to browse the listings alphabetically.

Target Leverage Ratio

The ratio of the market value of debt to the total market value of the firm that management seeks to maintain.

Glossary provided by Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance at Duke University.
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