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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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The expose captured some former members of the GFA indulging in shady deals, whilst others were seen taking bribes from the Tiger PI team to influence the outcome of some of the GFA-sanctioned football matches.
Today, as a result, dental offices that use a green-emitting screen system expose their patients to one-half the radiation as those that continue to use the older "blue" screen systems (Fig.
However, in a situation where a building owner employs a permanent maintenance staff whose duties would regularly expose them to lead, the building owner would probably be deemed an employer.
Those who manage international business activities must understand the kinds of risks such changes expose them to.
The broken chains retract in the direction of stress and expose the underlying elastomer chain to further attack that causes the effectiveness of the condom barrier to fail.
He is linked to the coalgate in some or the other way and then he refused to help expose the irrigation scam (in Maharashtra).
Other occupations, including semiconductor fabrication, ceramics, welding and soldering, and some construction work, also may expose workers.
First, the association of AGI with phthalate exposure could be fortuitous; for example, the same lifestyle practices that expose a woman to phthalates might themselves cause the reduction in testosterone/AGI or expose her to other factors that cause this effect.