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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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Established in 1967, Merc is a sleek and stylish fashion outlet selling clothes and accessories for men and women.
The Hirohata Merc is cool because the ideas the Barris Brothers had did not exceed their ability to execute them.
The story is very clear about this point: Merc Parker loves his daughter.
Originally catering for the mods of the day, Merc has continued to provide the best in the business with a razor-sharp image, proving that style never fades.
SO CLOSE: Real Merc at Tiger Tiger Pictures: NEWSPICS; FEARSOME: The detonator activates our home-made car bomb; HORRIFIC: The Merc is engulfed by flames and choking smoke; CHILLING: Razor-sharp debris is clearly visible in the explosion; WRECKAGE: The burning remains of the Merc which cost so little to turn into a killing machine
PC Merc said he was left shocked by the attack, in which his takings were stolen.
The Merc II 's three stage filtration effectively removes 95.
The first is a Mercedes-Benz 500E, which is a V8-powered Merc that was built by Porsche in the early 90s and is available only in left-hand drive.
Thirteen cars and competitors from six nations will start Jordan Motorsport's flagship event of the year, with Qatar's 12-time regional rally champion, Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah, starting as the overwhelming favorite to clinch his 64th MERC rally win in a new M-Sport-built Ford Fiesta R5 Evo 2 being driven on an international event for the first time.
63km through the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley areas to mark the 198th event in MERC history.