spread your risk

spread your risk
spread your risk(s)
FINANCE to reduce the chance of losing money by making several different types of investments: »

While some shares in the fund may be falling in price, others could be rising, helping to spread your risk.

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Unit trusts let small investors spread their risks by investing in a wide range of gilts.

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Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Spread — (1) The gap between bid and ask prices of a stock or other security. (2) The simultaneous purchase and sale of separate futures or options contracts for the same commodity for delivery in different months. Also known as a straddle. (3) Difference …   Financial and business terms

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  • spread — I UK [spred] / US verb Word forms spread : present tense I/you/we/they spread he/she/it spreads present participle spreading past tense spread past participle spread *** 1) a) [intransitive] to gradually affect or cover a larger area UN leaders… …   English dictionary

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  • risk — risk1 W1S2 [rısk] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: risque, from Italian risco] 1.) [U and C] the possibility that something bad, unpleasant, or dangerous may happen = ↑danger →↑gamble, chance ↑chance risk of ▪ the risk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spread — spread1 W2S2 [spred] v past tense and past participle spread ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(affect more people/places)¦ 2¦(information/ideas)¦ 3¦(open/arrange)¦ 4¦(throughout an area)¦ 5¦(soft substance)¦ 6¦(arms/fingers etc)¦ 7¦(over time)¦ 8¦(share)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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