Risky asset

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Risky asset

An asset whose future return is uncertain.

Risky Asset

An investment with a return that is not guaranteed. Assets carry varying levels of risk. For example, holding a corporate bond is generally less risky than holding a stock. Government bonds are generally not considered risky assets. A risky asset should not be confused with a risk asset.
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Looking forward for the global recovery to continue in 2015, alongside the rally in risky assets.
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A reading of 100 is neutral; it is the level at which investors are neither increasing nor decreasing their long-term allocations to risky assets.
The bank is reportedly in talks with the Serbian government to create a special fund for managing risky assets in Serbia, where the bad loans ratio is one of the highest in the region.
New York, Rabi'I 23, 1435, Jan 24, 2014, SPA -- The Dow Jones industrial average is sharply lower as investors dump risky assets and pull money out of emerging markets.
Investors' aversion to risky assets intensified, leading them to sell the dollar in favor of the yen deemed as a relatively safe destination for investment funds, they added.
5 billion black hole in the Co-op's balance sheet stems from the former building society's risky assets.
Strong corporate reports and confidence of the investors in preservation of the policy of cheap money stimulate global buying of the risky assets.
The crisis seems to have caused these banks to substitute the least risky assets for the riskiest assets.
Traders said it appeared that the yellow metal may be regaining its status as a safe haven after months of trading with risky assets.
Earlier this week, Commerzbank reiterated that it plans to shed around 30 billion euros worth of risky assets.
com)-- Most diversification strategies appeared to fail following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 because investors did not sufficiently distinguish between risky assets and relatively safe assets such as Gold, according to a recent analysis by Sauer Capital S.