Worse-than-VAR scenarios are defined as scenarios that lead to losses in the extreme left tail of the return distribution equal to or exceeding VAR at a
given level of confidence. Which of the following statements is an accurate description of VAR?
A. VAR is the average of the worse-than-VAR scenario returns.
B. VAR is the standard deviation of the worse-than-VAR scenario returns.
C. VAR is the most pessimistic scenario return (maximum loss) from the worse-than-VAR scenarios.
D. VAR is the most optimistic scenario return (minimum loss) from the worse-than-VAR scenarios.