businessman's risk


Definition of businessman's risk

: an investment (such as a stock) with a moderately high risk factor that is bought with an eye to growth potential and capital gains or sometimes tax advantages rather than for income

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First Known Use of businessman's risk

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Businessman's risk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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