Portfolio selection in a two-regime world

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Standard mean-variance analysis is based on the assumption of normal return distributions. However, a growing body of literature suggests that the market oscillates between two different regimes - one with low volatility and the other with high volatility. In such a case, even if the return distributions are normal in both regimes, the overall distribution is not - it is a mixture of normals. Mean-variance analysis is inappropriate in this framework, and one must either assume a specific utility function or, alternatively, employ the more general and distribution-free Second degree Stochastic Dominance (SSD) criterion. This paper develops the SSD rule for the case of mixed normals: the SSDMN rule. This rule is a generalization the mean-variance rule. The cost of ignoring regimes and assuming normality when the distributions are actually mixed normal can be quite substantial - it is typically equivalent to an annual rate of return of 2-3 percent.

اللغة الأصليةإنجليزيّة أمريكيّة
الصفحات (من إلى)514-524
عدد الصفحات11
دوريةEuropean Journal of Operational Research
مستوى الصوت242
رقم الإصدار2
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرنُشِر - 16 أبريل 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • !!Information Systems and Management
  • !!General Computer Science
  • !!Modeling and Simulation
  • !!Management Science and Operations Research


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