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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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But the best summer deal is the restaurant's signature Kaffiano Shake, with oreo cookies, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
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Existence is Resistance does the Harlem Shake The Harlem Shake has made its way to Palestine as well.
It depends on the situation one is in; for example, it is necessary to shake hands when receiving a certificate from someone," said Ibrahim Al-Makhedh, a student at the Lebanon International University in Sana'a.
Another intriguing observation was that when using the Shake Weight[R], the triceps brachii appears to be as active, if not more active, than the targeted muscle for most exercises.
The Wake and Shake videos made so far are to songs such as Fire Burning by Sean Kingston and Beat again by JLS.
Stoke boss Pulis, whose side face Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, said: "Arsene Wenger has made a decision not to shake Mark Hughes' hand, whether that is right or wrong you'd have to ask him.
To shake a hand was to seal a deal A promise that would not be broken Worth more than what had been said A word that was not spoken.
The Twix Super Thick Shake is a rich caramel shake served with a bag of baby Twix Mini Stix.
It felt hot," she recalled, and her body began to tremble and shake.
The model townhouse rested on a concrete slab that was bolted to two platforms called shake tables.