Readiness to assume high rates of *risk in order to achieve opportunities for high *returns. Risk-seeking investors are deemed to have high *risk appetites. In contrast to a *risk-averse individual, for example, a risk-seeker would tend to reject the offer of a certain $100 in favor of a 50 percent chance of receiving $200. Gamblers are classic risk-seekers.

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