In older financial language, a profit obtained through deceit in business transactions (profit from fraudulent transactions and deceitful business). The word comes from Yiddish, and not – as claimed in some sources – from the German word “bescheren, beschor” in the sense of “to cut off.” – See rip-off, agiotage, bear raid, financial vulture, money sucker, gold deception, foundation swindle, trading, covert joint, hollow profit, price manipulation, market activity, fake, wet profit, pairoff, rebbes, wash sales, schmu. – Cf. BaFin Annual Report 2003, p. 186 f.
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