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Risk

The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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The Guide Note states, "An analysis and opinion of exposure time is required for appraisals where the definition of value is tied to a reasonable or stipulated exposure time.
Both definitions also specify that exposure time is a retrospective opinion or estimate "based on an analysis of past events assuming a competitive and open market.
For shorter exposure time of 10 s no such pronounced dependence on the aging time is found.
Maximum and minimum leaf peroxidase activities were observed in the control and 14 hours wet pretreated seeds with 1 hour exposure time, respectively (Table 3).
Effect of exposure time and ratio of hosts to female parasitoids on offspring production of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymneoptera: Braconidae) reared on Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae) larvae.
the rate of formation was dependent on the dosage (irradiation level x time) and was independent of the irradiation level or exposure time separately.
4 show the increasing degradation as a function of UV exposure time for all EP films; degradation was visible within 5 weeks of exposure, and the size and number of pits increase as a function of exposure time.
The search strategy was designed to identify previous observational epidemiologic studies examining the relationship between residential pesticide exposures during critical exposure time windows (preconception, pregnancy, childhood) and childhood leukemia.
For the present study workers were doing moderate tasks in the summer for different noise levels, ages and exposure time.
Exposure time also was dramatically increased among the GERD subjects.
Further, the concentration of carboxylic acid groups on the surface has been quantified as a function of exposure time, using absorbance measurements.
Data were statistically analyzed based on a completely randomized factorial design of fixed effects of two factors: exposure time and protection type.