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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.




(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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Many of these researchers already have documented the link between chronic exposure to polluted air and high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.
Effective characterization of chelation therapy for accidental or chronic exposure to metals depends on robust technologies for quantitative measurements of metals in body fluids.
Chronic exposure to dioxins "interferes with the process of conception," so people who have been exposed for over 20 years or so "will have a higher probability of giving birth to females," Argo said.
According to the World Health Organization, chronic exposure to cadmium may lead to kidney damage and impaired lung function.
As such, residents face chronic exposure to environmental hazards and related public health risks.
The silicon supplement BioSil, which contains a choline-stabilized and concentrated form of orthosilicic acid, ch-OSA, may help restore elasticity and suppleness to skin damaged by chronic exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet (UV) rays, and reduce brittleness in hair and nails.
Esler says the unexpected persistence of toxic subsurface oil that became trapped among sand and rocks led to the chronic exposure of wildlife.
Symptoms of chronic exposure to mercury amalgams are many, and often may not initially be related to the teeth.
Chronic exposure to inhalants can lead to significant damage to the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.
The effects of chronic exposure to 0 (control), 1ppm, 10ppm, and 100ppm nitrite solutions were evaluated by monitoring survival and measuring oxygen consumption rates in post-larvae.
Studies have also shown that chronic exposure to aircraft noise has serious implications for the health and well-being of people and communities as well as for children's learning in schools near major airfields.
BOSTON -- Boys with behavior disorders show a preference for violent video games, and chronic exposure to these games, and chronic exposure to these games appears to be associated with a decline in empathy, Dr.

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