Risk factor

Definition:

In arbitrage pricing theory or the multibeta capital asset pricing model, the set of common factors that impact returns, e.g., market return, interest rates, inflation, or industrial production.

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Shakeout

A dramatic change in market conditions that forces speculators to sell their positions, often at a loss.

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