Asymmetric is an imbalance. Asymmetric is more of one thing, less of another. In the case of an asymmetric investment with positive asymmetry, an asymmetric investment is more profit than loss or more reward than risk. The payoff is non-linear. It has an asymmetric payoff.
Asymmetry of a trade (asymmetric payoff) is when the downside is limited, but the upside is unlimited.
What is an asymmetric payoff or asymmetric investing?
An asymmetric payoff may refer to the probability or potential or expected outcome of a trade or the actual outcome of the trade of investment.
Asymmetric payoff is the upside potential is greater than the downside loss.
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Asymmetric Return Distribution