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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.
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(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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Similarly, the 17% of cases of stillbirth attributed to chronic exposure to hot temperature may increase as the temperature distribution shifts to the right.
Chronic exposure to altitude increases pulmonary BP and vascular density, which allows for an improved pulmonary perfusion (1).
Effective characterization of chelation therapy for accidental or chronic exposure to metals depends on robust technologies for quantitative measurements of metals in body fluids.
Chronic exposure to dioxins "interferes with the process of conception," so people who have been exposed for over 20 years or so "will have a higher probability of giving birth to females," Argo said.
Studies have also shown that chronic exposure to aircraft noise has serious implications for the health and well-being of people and communities as well as for children's learning in schools near major airfields.
BOSTON -- Boys with behavior disorders show a preference for violent video games, and chronic exposure to these games, and chronic exposure to these games appears to be associated with a decline in empathy, Dr.
Boys with behavior disorders show a preference for violent video games, and chronic exposure to these games appears to be associated with a decline in empathy Dr.
Chronic exposure affects the central nervous system causing headache, fatigue, and weakness, with possible minor effects on kidney function and blood.
The carcinogenic effect of chronic exposure to very hot liquids on the throat is lower for those whose diets are rich in fruits, vegetables, and grains; but the risk is even higher for heavy drinkers and smokers.
Chronic exposure to noise has been shown to be harmful to children of various ages.
For most, it is simply part of t process aggravated by an acute episode of injury or chronic exposure to any of a encountered at work or play.
Regular TTM ingestion leads to chronic exposure to inorganic Hg (IHg) and MeHg, which was higher than from any other known dietary sources (34 to 3,000-fold and 0 to 12-fold, respectively).

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