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Risk

The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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No mortality of abalone was observed during 30-h air exposure, except for one dead abalone from each container receiving the Undaria pinnatifida and Laminaria japonica at 22 h after air exposure (Fig.
The data on the chemical composition during air exposure in non-fermented and fermented TMR were analyzed by using the general linear model procedure, and the fixed effects were moisture level, air exposure time, and the interaction between moisture level and exposure time:
Ong KJ, Stevens ED and Wright PA: Gill morphology of the mangrove killifish {Krvptolebias marmoratus) is plastic and changes in response to terrestrial air exposure.
This simulation has been undertaken extensively for fishes in recent years (see Davis, 2002), and controlled laboratory exposures to stressors relevant to fishing, such as air exposure and dropping of crabs (during handling on ships), have been conducted for lobsters (Brown and Caputi, 1983; DiNardo et al.
Capture, for instance, includes the chasing and swimming of fish, physical injury provoked by the contact among fish and with the net and anoxia by air exposure (Mugnier et al.
Air exposure time produced a 50-fold increase in plasma cortisol concentrations in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) (Arends et al.
But when it slows down, it becomes brown from air exposure.
One problem for the researchers, was sustaining the cells' life because they are vulnerable to photo-degradation after a few hours of air exposure.
The 50 papers cover air exposure modeling and assessment, indoor air quality and exposure, the environmental fate and health effects of emerging water contaminants, exposure-dose reconstruction, biomarkers in exposure studies, chemical mixtures and exposure, health risk analysis, exposure monitoring and modeling, environmental impact and exposure, and communications and social issues.
It is for the same reason that we hang washing on the line to dry with air exposure rather than leave it on the ground.
This rate, in turn, is a result of the amount of water vapor adsorbed, and the amount adsorbed is a direct function of the conditions of air exposure.
It is thought there could be as many as 50 Carthaginian ships in the area, but excavating them could cause damage through air exposure.