Ponzi
Whereby investors returns are paid for directly by later investors investments, giving the false impression that the investment is viable.

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  • Ponzi — ist der Name folgender Personen: Charles Ponzi (1882–1949), italienisch amerikanischer Finanzbetrüger Maurizio Ponzi (* 1939), italienischer Filmkritiker und Regisseur Simone Ponzi (* 1987), italienischer Radrennfahrer Ponzi bezieht sich außerdem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ponzi — Chaîne de Ponzi Une chaîne de Ponzi, dynamique de Ponzi, pyramide de Ponzi ou jeu de Ponzi, est un système de vente pyramidale, une forme d escroquerie[1] par cavalerie, fonctionnant par effet boule de neige, consistant en la promesse de profits… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ponzi — noun see ponzi scheme * * * /pon zee/, n. a swindle in which a quick return, made up of money from new investors, on an initial investment lures the victim into much bigger risks. Also called Ponzi game, Ponzi scheme. [after Charles Ponzi (died… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ponzi — /pon zee/, n. a swindle in which a quick return, made up of money from new investors, on an initial investment lures the victim into much bigger risks. Also called Ponzi game, Ponzi scheme. [after Charles Ponzi (died 1949), the organizer of such… …   Universalium

  • Ponzi — Pon•zi [[t]ˈpɒn zi[/t]] n. com a swindle in which a quick return on an initial investment paid out of funds from new investors lures the victim into bigger risks. Also called Pon′zi scheme • Etymology: after Charles Ponzi (died 1949), the… …   From formal English to slang

  • ponzi — pon·zi …   English syllables

  • Ponzi scheme — Pon·zi scheme / pän zē ˌskēm/ n [Charles A. Ponzi (ca. 1882–1949), Italian born American swindler]: an investment swindle in which early investors are paid with sums obtained from later ones in order to create the illusion of profitability… …   Law dictionary

  • Ponzi scheme — Pon‧zi scheme [ˈpɒnzi skiːm ǁ ˈpɑːn ] ➔ scheme * * *    A fraudulent investment scheme that promises high returns which are derived from an inflow of new investors funds rather than from sound investments. The scheme collapses when there are not… …   Financial and business terms

  • Ponzi scheme — or Ponzi game [pän′zē] n. a fraudulent investment scheme in which funds paid in by later investors are used to pay artificially high returns to the original investors, thus attracting more funds * * * …   Universalium

  • Ponzi scheme — investment scam by which early investors are paid off from the contributions of later ones, 1957, in reference to Charles Ponzi, who perpetrated such a scam in U.S., 1919 20 …   Etymology dictionary

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