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Finance Glossary

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Risk Averse


Grannies. Tea-totalers. And those afraid of their own shadows. They are all risk-averse people. They don't want to take unnecessary risk. So you look hard at putting them into T-bills, bonds, and other super safe stuff. A basket of leveraged small cap equities is likely not the right recommendation for them.