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Risk

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.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(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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establishing a thorough record keeping of every significant exposure as well as initiating a post-incident evaluation to prevent further exposure incidents
In 2003, [approximately not equal to] 700 children's camps received a videotape about keeping bats out of occupied dwellings and capturing bats for testing in exposure incidents.
As clarified by Mary Lynn, a Denver-based OSHA Region VIII senior industrial hygienist, needlesticks and blood exposure incidents are recordable if there is loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, job transfer, post-exposure provision of HBV vaccinations or prescription medications, or a testing positive for HIV or HBV by an employee as a result of an exposure.
Tavano has also identified a 56-year-old Shrewsbury man as the suspect in an indecent exposure incident outside Salter College in December.
As was done in this case, deployed preventive medicine personnel and medical personnel are strongly encouraged to seek additional support through USACHPPM if they are faced with an exposure incident.
Despite the partial halt of restoration work at the troubled plant due to the technicians' radiation exposure incident, TEPCO on Friday prepared for the injection of freshwater into the No.
AERB -- the country's nuclear watchdog -- had withdrawn permission to DU to use any radioactive source in its laboratories about two months ago as it had failed to submit its final reply on the radiation exposure incident at Mayapuri scrapyard in Delhi within the stipulated period.
It is the type of thing that they need to pay attention to because there may be certain exclusions that arguably would be used, particularly if there is a large exposure incident by the insurance company and they don't want to get embroiled in insurance coverage litigation," Wernette said.
With reported CO2 exposure incidents on the rise state and local fire marshals are creating new ordinances and safety regulations to monitor all businesses that use stored CO2.
By better protecting our agricultural workers, the agency anticipates fewer pesticide exposure incidents among farmworkers and their family members.
The CCTV images released by police of a man they would like to speak to in connection with thee indecent exposure incidents in the Redcar area.
Aberdeen's report states that “the majority of data loss or data exposure incidents are the result not of the malicious actions of outsiders, but of the inadvertent and well-intentioned actions of insiders.