Risk

Risk is the potential that a chosen action or activity (including the choice of inaction) will lead to a loss (an undesirable outcome). The notion implies that a choice having an influence on the outcome exists (or existed). Potential losses themselves may also be called "risks". Almost any human endeavor carries some risk, but some are much more risky than others.

Read more about Risk:  Historical Background, Practice Areas, Risk Assessment and Analysis, Risk in Auditing, Other Considerations, Further Reading

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Endometrial Cancer - Risk Factors
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Underwriting - Risk, Exclusivity, and Reward
... agreement is struck, the underwriter bears the risk of being unable to sell the underlying securities, and the cost of holding them on its books until such time in the ... channels of the underwriter, and is insulated from the market risk of being unable to sell the securities at a good price ... which is typically justified as the reward for the underwriter for taking on the market risk, is occasionally criticized as unethical, such as the ...
Risk - Further Reading
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Famous quotes containing the word risk:

    It’s a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing—nothing.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
    Joseph De Maistre (1753–1821)

    It is not a piece of fine feminine Spitalfields silk—but is of the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships’ cables & hausers. A Polar wind blows through it, & birds of prey hover over it. Warn all gentle fastidious people from so much as peeping into the book—on risk of a lumbago & sciatics.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)