Investment risk is defined as the probability or likelihood of occurrence of losses relative to the expected return on any particular investment

Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore investment risk. You will examine how and why investors are risk-averse and look at the risk factors involved in making a decision to invest.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the concept of risk in an investment context
  • comment critically on the impact of the principal risk factors in a given investment context.

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