Market Risk

Business / Taxes / 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 the 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.

Other Words for Market

Market Verb Synonyms: market-place, exchange, Stock Exchange
Market Noun Synonyms: demand, customer base, call
Market Adjective Synonyms: shop, store, bazaar, supermarket, superstore
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Other Words for Risk

Risk Noun Synonyms: danger, peril, jeopardy, hazard, chance, gamble
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Security Market Line

Business / Finance / Security Market Line: Line representing the relationship between expected return and market risk or beta. The slope of this line is the risk premium for beta. MORE

Systematic Risk Principle

Business / Finance / Systematic Risk Principle: Also called undiversifiable risk or market risk. MORE

Systematic Risk

Business / Finance / Systematic Risk: An approach involving regular investments in order to take advantage of dollar-cost averaging. MORE

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