Risk-adjusted discount rate

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Risk-adjusted discount rate

The rate established by adding a expected risk premium to the risk-free rate in order to determine the present value of a risky investment.

Risk-Adjusted Discount Rate

The discount rate calculated by adding a risk premium to the risk-free rate of return. This is used to calculate the rate of return on a risky investment.
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The appropriate risk adjusted discount rate has declined from the original 20 percent to 15.
The second approach, adjusting risk in the discount rate as well, is the method of the Risk Adjusted Discount Rate Approach (RADRA).
Of the approaches for adjusting for risk in discounted cash flow valuation, the most common one is the risk adjusted discount rate approach, where we use higher discount rates to discount expected cash flows when valuing riskier assets, and lower discount rates when valuing safer assets.
5 Risk adjusted discount rate or certainty equivalent cash flow
After all, adjusting the cash flow, using the certainty equivalent, and then discounting the cash flow at the risk-free rate is equivalent to discounting the cash flow at a risk adjusted discount rate.
13) A more common approximation used by many analysts is the difference between the risk adjusted discount rate and the risk-free rate.