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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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As shown in the three graphs, during the exposure time period, the molecular weight decrease in PE-3 and PE-4 films was the fastest in Shihezi, followed by Kuitun.
The Guide Note states, "An analysis and opinion of exposure time is required for appraisals where the definition of value is tied to a reasonable or stipulated exposure time.
Both definitions also specify that exposure time is a retrospective opinion or estimate "based on an analysis of past events assuming a competitive and open market.
For shorter exposure time of 10 s no such pronounced dependence on the aging time is found.
In this study, hypertonic saline, compared with different concentrations of glucose, had a significant effect on the protoscolices within the first minutes of exposure time.
Ultimately, the study subjects will not all have a uniform time period available to define exposure, and those with unobserved exposure time have a lower probability of filling a prescription on an outpatient basis.
Despite the apparent increase in root length that can be seen in figure 1, it was only found that the factor, magnetic field has a significant effect on root length (p<0,05), which is not the case to exposure time.
4) In the current study no practice or fitness exposure time was recorded for the South African cricketers, which would greatly influence injury incidence as seen by the South African provincial cricketers.
The search strategy was designed to identify previous observational epidemiologic studies examining the relationship between residential pesticide exposures during critical exposure time windows (preconception, pregnancy, childhood) and childhood leukemia.