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Maximum expected return criterion (MERC)

Standard that one choose the asset with the highest anticipated return.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

The largest options and futures exchange in the world. Founded as a non-profit at the end of the nineteenth century, it demutualized in 2000 and went public in 2002. Approximately 70% of its business takes place electronically on CME Globex, the oldest electronic futures exchange in the world with well over one billion transactions since its introduction in 1992. In October 2008, in light of the credit crunch, the CME allied with the Citadel Investment Group LLC to create a transparent electronic trading platform for default credit swaps.


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Half of this NSR could be bought by MERC for one million dollars ($1,000,000).
The G-Class 4x4 is a show car for now, but if there's enough interest Merc will build this ultimate luxury off-roader.
The MERC at Moody & Main will contain 269 rental apartment units in three 5-story buildings - four wood framed residential floors above a ground floor steel framed podium for commercial/retail and amenity spaces.
Arena first started navigating al-Marri in 2010, the year in which the two went on to win the MERC title in a Subaru Impreza N16.
He retweeted a post from a follower, which read: "Come on @MercedesBenz please give @stu-manley the Merc for his Hole in One.
The speed camera flashed and the Merc cut in front of the police car and left at Nad Al Sheba 2.
Thompson didn't receive severance from Yahoo, but he did get 7 million dollars in "walking-away money," according to the Merc.
A finalist in last year's Harold's Cross Puppy Derby behind Melodys Royal, Kielduff Merc landed the EUR3,000 Barry''s Tea Open 750 final on his last race at Cork before joining Charlie Lynch.
Kelly ended with "Assumption will always be your home, Merc.
The 20-year-old apprentice from Shirley in Solihull began working for the stylish boutique in December, and is enjoying building up his retail skills as trainee manager at one of just three Merc stores across the country.
Al Qasimi, who went into the final day already eight seconds ahead of nearest challenger and compatriot Rashid Al Ketbi, made light work of the Kuwait route to clinch his seventh MERC win in emphatic fashion.
Jerry told Hancock this week that his old Merc ("just 80,000 miles on the clock") doesn't even boast a CD player, let alone a satnav.