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Definition of

financial risk


investors' chance of loss the possibility of financial loss in an investment or speculation

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Definitions of ’financial risk’ and meaning of ’financial risk’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’financial risk’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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