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English definition of “high-risk”

high-risk

adjective     /ˌhaɪˈrɪsk/ FINANCE
involving greater than usual financial risk: a high-risk loan/mortgage The bank is now very reluctant to make high-risk loans to individuals with spotty credit records.a high-risk investment/fund/stock This is a medium to high-risk fund which has a very good track record. I wanted to take advantage of the tax breaks and decided on a high-risk strategy in stocks and shares.
(Definition of high-risk adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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