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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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Nearly all companies were concerned with forecasted exposures; however, only a few were comfortable that they could accurately forecast those.
Yet, ultimately OSHA determined that it would not be feasible for employees to achieve this lower exposure limit.
The recently announced NIH Genes and Environment Initiative will be a first step toward achieving the goal of improved exposure assessment.
In this federal multi-district welding fume litigation case, a consolidated proceeding of more than 6,000 welding fume claims, the defendants filed motions to exclude scientific studies and expert testimony purporting to establish that exposure to welding flames causes certain neurological disorders.
In the study, children with 3 to 15 ng/ml cotinine, the category of greatest exposure, scored about 10 percent below the least-exposed group in reading, math, and spatial relations.
But exposure to other types of mold results in allergic reactions that are of less concern for a healthy individual.
Guidelines for reducing and controlling exposure were first published in 1987 (26) by a group of veterinarians, physicians, and research scientists called the B Virus working Group.
A unique feature of the standard is an exposure goal program, which encourages employers to reduce exposures to below the action level.
Contagion risks are present in the course of routine activities, with potential for exposure increasing with the risk of injury.
OSHA requires that agencies have an exposure control plan, that employees be properly trained, and that the hepatitis B vaccine be provided to employees.
distributor with foreign exchange exposure may be far greater or far less than for an equivalent distributor with no such risk.