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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
Risk which is common to an entire class of assets or liabilities. The value of investments may decline over a given time period simply because of economic changes or other events that impact large portions of the market. Asset allocation and diversification can protect against systematic risk because different portions of the market tend to underperform at different times. also called market risk.
Also called undiversifiable risk or market risk.
The risk inherent in the entire market or entire market segments.