On the meaning of internal rates of return and why an internal rate of return is not an investment criterion

Osborne, Mike (2010) On the meaning of internal rates of return and why an internal rate of return is not an investment criterion. SSRN.

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Abstract

All conceivable solutions to the internal rate of return equation are shown to have meaning as well as use. Internal rates of return are the units in which value is measured and the quantities of such units. This result implies a single internal rate of return cannot be an investment criterion. Moreover, a rate of return should not be considered in isolation; a rate is fully meaningful only when considered alongside its unorthodox partners.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Michael Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 09:28
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 13:26
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21754
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