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Extra money that one has in order to invest in high-risk investment vehicles. That is, it is money that one can afford to lose in case the investments turn sour. Most investment advisers recommend using only risk capital for highly speculative investments.
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See venture capital.
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.
risk capitalany business capital subscribed by an individual ENTREPRENEUR or group of ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS which entails some risk of loss in the event of the enterprise failing.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
risk capitalany business capital subscribed by an individual ENTREPRENEUR or group of ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS that entails some risk of loss in the event of the enterprise failing. See RISK AND UNCERTAINTY, VENTURE CAPITAL.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005