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English definition of “risk/reward”

risk/reward

noun [U]     FINANCE
the possible profit that a particular activity may make, in relation to the risk involved in doing it: Patience may be needed but the risk/reward balance in that market is favourable. There are many styles of investing, but in terms of risk/reward, one of the best is to identify companies in essential products and services with a sound record.
(Definition of risk/reward noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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