Flat price risk

Flat price risk

Taking a position either long or short that does not involve spreading.
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Flat Price Risk

The risk to an investment one takes without taking an offsetting position. For example, if one buys Johnson & Johnson stock at $60 per share without hedging at all, the flat price risk is the possibility that J&J will drop below $60. See also: Spread, Straddle.
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