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Define "risk".

The possibility of loss or other unfavorable outcome that results from the uncertainty in future events.

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Describe diversifiable risk (also called unsystematic risk, firm-specific risk, or company-unique risk). Describe diversifiable risk (also called unsystematic risk, firm-specific risk, or company-unique risk).

Elements of business risk that can be eliminated through diversification of investments; for example diversification of projects or securities investments.

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Describe nondiversifiable risk (also called systematic risk or market-related risk).

Elements of risk that cannot be eliminated through diversification of investments; usually derive from general economic and political factors (e.g., general level of interest rate, new taxes, inflation/deflation, etc.).

4

What is EBIT?

Earnings before interest and taxes. Measures the results of a firm's operating activities (except debt financing). Greater variability in EBIT, greater the perceived business risk.

5

Describe financial risk.

Risk to common shareholders that derives from a firm's use of debt financing which requires interest payment regardless of the firm's operating results and its use of preferred stock which requires payment of dividends before common shareholders receive dividends.

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Describe default risk.

The risk associated with the possibility that the issuer of a security will not be able to make future interest payments and/or principal repayment.

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Describe interest rate risk.

Risk to investors associated with the effects of changes in the market rate of interest on outstanding fixed-rate debt instruments. If the market rate of interest increases, the market value of already outstanding fixed-rate debt instruments will decrease.

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Describe inflation risk (also called purchasing power risk).

The risk that a rise in the general price level (inflation) will result in reduced purchasing power of a fixed sum of money.

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Describe liquidation risk (also called marketability risk).

The risk associated with the possibility that an asset cannot be readily sold for cash equal to its fair value.

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Describe Political Risk.

Risk associated with operations in a foreign country that has different political, governmental, cultural, ethical, market structure, or other socio-political elements than a firm's domestic market.

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Describe currency exchange risk.

Risk that derives from changes in exchange rates between currencies; may affect foreign currency transactions, foreign currency investments and/or future foreign currency economic activity.