Systematic risk

Also called undiversifiable risk or market risk, the minimum level of risk that can be obtained for a portfolio by means of diversification across a large number of randomly chosen assets. Related: unsystematic risk. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   Risk that cannot be diversified away because it is the risk of movements in the overall market or in the relevant market segment.
   ► See also Diversification.

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systematic risk UK US noun [C or U] (also market risk)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the risk involved in buying any investment of a particular type: »

Group II shares have a higher systematic risk.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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