Definition of Reinvestment Risk

Financial Terms Beginning with R

What is Reinvestment Risk

Reinvestment risk is the risk or probability that an investor will be unable to reinvest the cash flows received from an investment at a rate that is equal to or comparable to the current rate of return. While reinvestment risk is most commonly associated with bonds, it can apply to any cash-generating investment.

Callable bonds or a bond with a sinking fund provision are especially vulnerable to reinvestment risk since these bonds are typically redeemed when interest rates decline.

Glossary of Terms and Phrases

A financial dictionary or glossary is an essential tool to better understand the meaning of a specialized term or phrase. It would obviously make life much easier if everyone spoke the same language and used the same financial terms and phrases but that is not realistic.

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Related Investment Terms

Concentration Risk

Foreign Investment Risk

Longevity Risk

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