Define: Valuation Risk

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Definition: Valuation Risk

Quick Summary of Valuation Risk

Valuation risk is the financial risk that an asset is overvalued and is worth less than expected when it matures or is sold.

What is the dictionary definition of Valuation Risk?

Dictionary Definition

Valuation risk refers to risk that arises from problems with valuation.

For example, it may be difficult to value a company during an acquisition process or to arise at an accurate value on an option through the over-the-counter market.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Valuation Risk are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 13th August, 2019