Unsystematic risk

Also called the diversifiable risk or residual risk. The risk that is unique to a company such as a strike, the outcome of unfavorable litigation, or a natural catastrophe that can be eliminated through diversification. Related: Systematic risk

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unsystematic risk UK US noun [C or U] (also specific risk)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the risk involved in buying a particular investment, rather than the risk that affects any investment: »

You can reduce unsystematic risk associated with individual stocks, but there are inherent market risks that affect nearly every stock.

ECONOMICS a risk that affects only one company or industry: »

The risk of a decline in house prices is likely to be an unsystematic risk, specific to the housing market.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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