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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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It is natural for investors to seek less risky assets under the circumstances."
At the ECB Youth Dialogue Conference, Mario Draghi, ECB president said that cryptocurrencies are 'very, very risky assets.'
Fitch will continue to monitor the company's exposure to risky assets, such as non-investment grade bonds, relative to its capitalisation.
In a statement, the central bank said the new Philippine Financial Reporting Standards provisions require banks to classify certain performing but risky assets as 'impaired' in order to give their stakeholders a better, more conservative picture through its financial statements.
We have shown above that background risks of the form (3) have no effect on the HARA investor's demand for risky assets. Hence, these risks are RTN.
Elsewhere, the Turkish lira has been hammered lower today, with the currency seen as particularly vulnerable to a global flight from risky assets.
"After peaking in July this year, investor confidence has now fallen for five consecutive months; the last three of which have seen investors reduce their holdings of risky assets (an index reading below 100)," Michael Metcalfe, senior managing director and head of global macro strategy at State Street Global Markets, said in a statement.
"People are pulling out of gold and moving to risky assets like shares and currencies to make profits," said Brian Lan, managing director at gold dealer GoldSilver Central in Singapore.
- Looking forward for the global recovery to continue in 2015, alongside the rally in risky assets. n While some central banks are seeking to raise interest rates, monetary policy overall should keep supporting growth.
A reading of 100 is neutral; it is the level at which investors are neither increasing nor decreasing their long-term allocations to risky assets. The index differs from survey-based measures in that it is based on the actual trades, as opposed to opinions, of institutional investors.
! New York, Rabi'I 23, 1435, Jan 24, 2014, SPA -- The Dow Jones industrial average is sharply lower as investors dump risky assets and pull money out of emerging markets.
We set the multiple and multiply it by the cushion, invest the amount of capital on risky assets and the remainder on risk-free assets, dynamically allocate the risky and risk-free assets in the time horizon, and achieve the goal of portfolio insurance.