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Market risk

Risk that cannot be diversified away. Related: Systematic risk
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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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market risk

1. The risk that because general market pressures will cause the value of an investment to fluctuate, it may be necessary to liquidate a position during a down period in the cycle. Market risk is highest for securities with above-average price volatility and lowest for stable securities such as Treasury bills. Market risk is of little consequence to a person who purchases securities with the intention of holding them for long periods.
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Market risk.

Market risk, also known as systematic risk, is risk that results from the characteristic behavior of an entire market or asset class.

One example of this type of risk is that the market prices of existing bonds generally fall as interest rates rise because investors are not willing to pay par value to own a bond that pays less interest than other bonds available in the marketplace.

So if you wanted to sell your existing bonds, you would probably have to settle for less than you paid to buy them.

Asset allocation is generally considered an antidote for market risk, since if your portfolio includes multiple asset classes it tends to be less vulnerable to a downturn in any one class.

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market risk


non-diversifiable risk

that part of total risk (within the CAPITAL-ASSET PRICING MODEL) attributable to the holding of a security, or portfolio of securities, which depends upon variations in general security prices on the STOCK MARKET. Market risk is associated with general market variations as measured by a market index, such as the Financial Times All-Share Index or the Dow-Jones Index. Unlike SPECIFIC RISK, it is not possible to diversify market risk away, because however large the portfolio of shares held, they are all influenced by the market generally to a greater or lesser extent. See BETA COEFFICIENT.
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