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required rate of return  

Definition 1.

The required rate of return in a discounted cash flow analysis, above which an investment makes sense and below which it does not. Often, this is based on the firm's cost of capital or weighted average cost of capital, plus or minus a risk premium to reflect the project's specific risk characteristics. also called hurdle rate.
 

Definition 2.

The rate of return needed to induce investors or companies to invest in something.
 
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