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Mean Variance Optimization definition

Since in portfolio theory all investors balance expected return versus expected risk, shouldn't we at least know how that works?

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Mean Variance Optimization is the framework for maximizing the reward-to-risk ratio of a portfolo. Mean in the numerator refers to the mean expected return and variance in the denominator refers to a measure of expected variability. MVO is a key takeaway from Modern Portfolio Theory as it is assumed that all investors maximize returns relative to risk. A software program called an optimizer generates weights to securities while maximizing the reward-to-risk ratio.

Synonyms: Mean-Variance, MVO, Mean/Variance Optimization


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Since standard deviation is the square root of variance, you would get similar results if you maximize the mean-to-standard-deviation ratio? | True or False

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Doc:  One MPT assumption is that all investors are MVO  aware.
Doc:  In theory, right? My stockbroker says that almost no one follows MPT.

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