risk premium

The reward for holding the risky market portfolio rather than the risk-free asset. The spread between Treasury and non-Treasury bonds of comparable maturity. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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The expected additional return for making a risky investment rather than a safe one. Exchange Handbook Glossary

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   The extra reward required from an investment in order to compensate for higher risks.
   ► See also Equity Risk Premium.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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