Maximum return criterion

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Maximum return criterion (MRC)

Standard that one choose the asset with the highest return.
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Maximum Return Criterion

The principle of seeking the highest possible return. More specifically, the MRC states that an investor, when presented with plans having different returns at a given risk, will choose the plan with the highest return. While not all researchers believe that all investors use the MRC even unconsciously, many defend it as holding "approximately" in a given situation. See also: Homogenous expectations assumption.
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