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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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Here's a modish Merc, stiff with old school virtues that you'll be busting to drive when you get up in the morning.
Verdict Archetypal boxy Merc was nigh-on indestructible.
Oxford-born Jason, 42, has a great time putting them through their paces but, let's face it, given the choice between being stuck in an office or giving a Merc and an Audi a road test, many drivers would opt for the latter.
In other words, customers were telling them that the Merc product range did not look competitive against the immediate opposition, hence price cuts of up to almost pounds 1,500 on entry level C-Class Coupe models with pounds 1,145 off the cheapest saloon and estate variants.
Platform(s) and ship date for Mercs Inc not announced.
On Sunday, with environmentalists telling us the world is coming to an end, another bunch of blokes will spend their time charging around in Ferraris and Mercs, again in Melbourne where the Formula One season starts.
Mercedes tuning specialists Brabus have revealed a one-off supercar based on the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series that is set to become one of the fastest Mercs of all-time.
Half of it is said to have gone on flashy cars including Range Rovers, BMWs, Mercs, Aston Martins, an Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and half a dozen Porsches.
YOU'VE really got to feel sorry for those hard-up drivers of expensive motors like BMWs, Mercs and 4x4s.
Mr Burl is now launching a new scheme, Mighty Mercs, aimed at seven to 13-year-olds.
figures show that the TRACKER system helped thwart thieves out of 28 BMWs - 14 of which were X5 4x4s worth a total of pounds 478,000 - and 24 Mercs.
Anyone visiting the track on a racing night can see the bookies arrive in their Jags and Mercs, while the trainers appear with battered vans and clothes that have seen better days.