Risky asset

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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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have been separately named in suits that accuse them of conning customers into purchasing risky investments in real estate, energy and airlines in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Understandably wary about risky investments, the 42-year-old Bridgforth has no qualms about going outside of her debt-management specialty and seeking long-term fiscal guidance.
Beginning with the Sharpe ratio, which is the seminal work in the area of portfolio performance, this tutorial looks at a number of well-known rules that are used to choose between risky investments.
An official with Bank of Italy has said that inspectors at the central bank had informed Mario Draghi, the current head of the European Central Bank, about issues at Monte Paschi, a bank whose previous management had hidden risky investments from regulators.
6 billion loss after making risky investments with municipal funds.
S&P saialth insurers are under fire for risky investments, S&P said Illinois Blue Cross was financially strong because of its conservative investment protfolio and sound management.
The USD313m settlement covers allegations that the bank misled customers about risky investments in a bond fund.
Private sector clients who had mostly shunned risky investments during the financial crisis are now venturing into riskier investments.
Within an investment portfolio there may be a place for a more adventurous investment product, as this can help the overall portfolio's growth, but should it reduce in value, the losses may be partly mitigated by other less risky investments.
stocks were led by energy and healthcare industries as investors bought up more risky investments and some short sellers had to cover bets.
A class action complaint filed against the company indicates that insiders were selling millions of shares while failing to disclose risky investments to the public," said securities lawyer Hamilton Lindley.
It had wound up the business following change in rules that prevented banks from investing their own money in risky investments.