Safety cushion

Safety cushion

In a contingent immunization strategy, the difference between the initially available immunization level and the safety-net return.

Safety Cushion

In a contingent immunization strategy, the difference between a portfolio's value and the agreed-upon safety net return. A contingent immunization strategy prescribes an actively managed portfolio that is risk tolerant until a series of bad investments brings the return on the portfolio down to a certain level, known as the safety net. At that point, the portfolio becomes risk averse. Thus, the safety cushion is the amount in investment that the money manager may lose before he/she is required to change the goal of the portfolio from capital gain to capital protection.
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Keep a safety cushion around trucks - Try to leave a 10-car length safety cushion in front of a truck and stay back 20-25 car lengths.
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1%, thus providing a safety cushion prior to the Europe-wide stress tests in October.
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Free cash is money left over from the previous year, which can be used to pay bills, augment the town budget, or as a safety cushion.
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The aim of this first global rule is to ensure that the collateral taken provides a big enough safety cushion if market valuations plunge.
However, with nine games still to go, United have a healthy nine-point safety cushion between themselves and the relegation zone and they can take another step towards guaranteeing safety at Leyton Orient this afternoon.
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England can afford to lose the game providing they stay within seven points to earn a bonus point - but Johnson has punctured any notion of a safety cushion.

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