Mean-variance criterion

Definition:

The selection of portfolios based on the means and variances of their returns. The choice of the higher expected return portfolio for a given level of variance or the lower variance portfolio for a given expected return.

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Thrift institution

An organization formed as a depository for primarily consumer savings. Savings and loan associations and savings banks are thrift institutions.

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