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Asymmetric Risk and Small Cap Investing

Asymmetric risk is an investment scenario where the potential for profit or loss is imbalanced: the risk is not equal to the potential reward. As an example, if you were to risk $5 playing slots at the casino, but the potential return is $30, this would be considered an asymmetric risk. Conversely, symmetric risk is where risk and reward potential is balanced—profit potential is the same as profit loss. In a symmetric risk scenario, the casino slots would have a $5 risk for playing and $5 reward for winning.