People could be throwing risk to the wind

Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, expressed what he perceives as one of the biggest market risks in 2020, in an interview with Barron’s Group’s Market Brief, which aired on Monday. Here’s the whole sentence: “Actually, one of the dangers is that people could be throwing risk to the wind and this thing could be a runaway.” And here’s the source:  This is a nice mashup of “throwing caution to the wind” (abandon one’s cautiousness in order to take a risk) and “taking (or running) a risk” (do something with a high probability of a negative outcome).  A big thanks to Barry Eigen for spotting this one and sending it in.  #JeremySiegel


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