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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Major UK lenders will have to arrange for extra capital from 2019, and insulate their retail banking units from more risky investment banking activities.
These include "ring-fencing" to separate banks' risky investment arms from retail banking operations serving the likes of mortgage borrowers, current account holders and small businesses.
According to one firm behind the risky investment trend called binary trading, it's great because it's simple.
But when a risky investment hits it big, people start wondering if they are getting what's due to them for their intelligence, foresight, and guts.
At that age people are more vulnerable to pitches for risky investment schemes and serious lapses of financial judgment.
Mr Lloyd added: "Plans to ringfence risky investment banking from essential consumer retail banking must not be derailed by vested interests.
Under the reforms, the deposits and overdrafts of ordinary consumers and small businesses will be handled only by "ring-fenced" banks, which will be barred from getting involved in risky investment activities.
Reflecting their concerns about the real estate market, 37 percent said that buying a home today is generally a risky investment.
3 billion with potential investors in the UAE at the event but said the nation is struggling with the perception that Pakistan is a risky investment due to corruption and mounting Islamic militancy.
Businesspeople, making pragmatic considerations of profit and loss, fully understand that investing in settlement factories is a risky investment, an investment which might seriously hinder their international business activities.
Jessica is concerned when Mark contemplates another risky investment and Vivienne warns Richard to stay away from her daughter.
It is not sensible to allow large banks to combine high street retail banking with risky investment banking of funding strategies, and then provide an implicit state guarantee against failure.