Specific risk

See:unique risk. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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specific risk UK US noun [C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET, ECONOMICS
UNSYSTEMATIC RISK(Cf. ↑unsystematic risk)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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