Systematic risk

Systematic risk

Also called undiversifiable risk or market risk. A good example of a systematic risk is market risk. The degree to which the stock moves with the overall market is called the systematic risk and denoted as beta.
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Systemic Risk

A risk that is carried by an entire class of assets and/or liabilities. Systemic risk may apply to a certain country or industry, or to the entire global economy. It is impossible to reduce systemic risk for the global economy (complete global shutdown is always theoretically possible), but one may mitigate other forms of systemic risk by buying different kinds of securities and/or by buying in different industries. For example, oil companies have the systemic risk that they will drill up all the oil in the world; an investor may mitigate this risk by investing in both oil companies and companies having nothing to do with oil. Systemic risk is also called systematic risk or undiversifiable risk.
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systematic risk

Risk caused by factors that affect the prices of virtually all securities, although in different proportions. Examples include changes in interest rates and consumer prices. Although it is not possible to eliminate systematic risk through diversification, it is possible to reduce it by acquiring securities (for example, those of utilities and many blue chips) that have histories of relatively slowly changing prices. Also called market risk, nondiversifiable risk. Compare unsystematic risk. See also beta.
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Systematic risk.

Systematic risk, also called market risk, is risk that's characteristic of an entire market, a specific asset class, or a portfolio invested in that asset class.

It's the opposite of the risk posed by individual securities in a class or portfolio, also known as nonsystematic risk. The predictable impact that rising interest rates have on the prices of previously issued bonds is one example of systematic risk.

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