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Risky asset

An asset whose future return is uncertain.

Risky Asset

An investment with a return that is not guaranteed. Assets carry varying levels of risk. For example, holding a corporate bond is generally less risky than holding a stock. Government bonds are generally not considered risky assets. A risky asset should not be confused with a risk asset.
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47 percent of risk assets while core or tier 1 capital stood at 12.
Given this favorable backdrop, investors can expect still robust returns for risk assets in 2018, albeit more limited after the exceptionally good investment year in 2017.
A change in central bank leadership could challenge the easy monetary policy conditions that have underpinned risk assets in recent years, threatening the 'lower for longer' rate environment.
Global Banking News-October 27, 2016--Japan Post Insurance to increase risk assets
There are two constituent funds (CFs) under the DIS, namely, the Core Accumulation Fund with 60 per cent relatively higher risk assets and 40 per cent relatively lower risk assets, and the Age 65 Plus Fund with 20 per cent relatively higher risk assets and 80 per cent relatively lower risk assets.
Yes, there were a few blips on the way, but ever since the crash of '87 central banks have effectively underwritten portfolios, leading us to the current point where low risk assets offer near zero potential for returns, high quality risk assets are as expensive as they have been in a generation, and the cheap-looking stuff is cheap for a reason and requires a combination of skill, faith and nerves of steel.
The Fed's dovish statement should be encouraging for risk assets in the short term, according to Gross.
It's an environment where risk assets should continue to be supported, that means it would be a growth environment, which would be helpful for risk assets.
One day oil goes up $1 and risk assets rally, the next day oil goes down $1 and risk assets sell off,'' said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist in Philadelphia at Janney Capital Management LLC, which oversees about $68 billion in assets.
Exposure to high risk assets, and in particular equity market exposures for Al Ahleia, remains significant.
Summary: The rupee closed in on its record low on Wednesday morning as rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and the possibility of a withdrawal of monetary stimulus by the US Federal Reserve roiled risk assets.
Risk assets with the Pacific Rim markets in the lead were moderately up on Thursday morning on the noticeable US indices' strengthening after relieving Fed head's comments and upbeat results of yesterday's auction in Italy that slightly eased investors' fears over the national debt market prospects.

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