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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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Model Quartile Cases Controls (min-max) (n =133) n (%) (n = 298) n (%) Duration of exposure (cumulative number of years of exposure) 1 (4-29) 29 (22) 75 (25) 2 (30-37) 30 (22) 87 (29) 3 (38-43) 41 (31) 63 (21) 4 (> 43) 33 (25) 73 (25) Cumulative exposure (cumulative number of applications) (b) 1 (4-108) 26 (20) 73 (25) 2 (109-210) 29 (22) 73 (25) 3 (211-460) 34 (26) 73 (25) 4 (> 460) 43 (32) 73 (25) Average exposure intensity (average number of applications/year) (b) 1 (0.
Does that mean that the number of people who have suffered damaging cumulative exposures could be much higher than thought?
During this period there was a cumulative exposure to ART of 7 080 patient years at all 6 ART clinics in the referral area, resulting in an estimated rate of referral for severe SHL of 10/1 000 years of treatment.
Lung cancer risk in relationship to asbestos exposure varies with cumulative exposure, industry, and fiber type.
The disks could actually record a person's cumulative exposure over at least a decade.
Although the incidence of the disease is lower in Israel than in other HVL-endemic regions, our results suggest that cumulative exposure to the parasite and asymptomatic infection in Israel are more frequent than otherwise predicted, based on the yearly incidence of VL.
Routine work stress was very important and was more predictive of developing PTSD than total cumulative exposure to an incident such as a shoot-out," Dr.
As a runner, your cumulative exposure, particularly to hands, ears, face, neck and the tops of your knees, is very significant.
It undid the additional safety factor, the calculation of cumulative exposure and common mechanisms of toxicity.
I don't believe that there is really a well-defined standard for what a cumulative exposure level should be,'' Zeldin said.
Although most of the produce tested falls within legal limits, some experts argue that experts do not take into account the long-term, cumulative exposure children face.
This effect of physical activity may lower a woman's cumulative exposure to estrogen and progesterone, thereby inhibiting carcinogenesis in the breast.

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