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By Franklin J. Parker, CFA

Traditional portfolio optimization (often called modern portfolio theory, or mean-variance optimization) balances expected portfolio return with expected portfolio variance. You input how opposed you are to portfolio variance (your risk tolerance) then you build a portfolio that gives you the best return given your risk tolerance. Continue....