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The capital asset pricing model is a model that allows to determine the theoretical rate of asset returns required by an investor, given the asset systematic risk or market risk.

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What is the relationship between the capital asset pricing model and the money market [closed]

The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is a model that describes the relationship between the expected return and risk of investing in a security. It shows that the expected return on a security is ...
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Questions about Merton's derivation of the security market line

In Merton's "An Analytic Derivation of the Efficient Frontier" (PDF), he derives the security market line for the CAPM using the definition of the tangency portfolio. He writes: Here, $m$ ...
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Deriving the CAPM from the CML

In the paper "A Simple Derivation of the Capital Asset Pricing Model from the Capital Market Line" the authors reason: Given the CML $$R_p = R_f +\frac{R_m - R_f}{\sigma_m}\sigma_p$$ where: ...
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Can I invest in the market portfolio of modern portfolio theory? [closed]

According to the theory, the market portfolio is composed of all assets weighted by their market capitalization, and this is the portfolio one should own. Is there a way to build a portfolio close to ...
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If CAPM holds, should alpha be zero for all assets?

If CAPM holds, should alpha be zero for all assets?
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Why is it that returns at the efficient market hypothesis has to be risk-adjusted?

Let us assume the following situation: Average market return: $R_M = 8\%$ Risk-free rate: $R_F = 2\%$ Actual return of share A after one year: $R_{A} = 15\%$ Actual return of share B after one year: $...
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Why additivity assumption holds in CAPM and factor models? (Screenshot of a textbook included) [closed]

All the excerpts are from the book investment, written by Bodie. At the bottom of this post, I attached pages of the the book that show a related part of my question. Question 1. Why the variance of ...
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In-sample forecast accuracy of Beta (Kalman filter) CAPM

One can calculate time-varying betas (known from the CAPM) using the Kalman filter. For example, one can calculate the in-sample forecast accuracy using the MAE. $MAE = \frac{1}{T}\sum_{t=1}^T|\hat{R}...
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Geometry of Efficient Frontier of Portfolios

I have been reading about Portfolio Theory, and though the algebra of it seems quite intuitive, I am having a hard time understanding it's geometry. For the sake of simplicity, I will only talk about ...
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What is the relation between "Capital Market Line" and "Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)"?

I asked this question on Personal Finance and Money but since I don't know where to place it I placed it here also. On the Coursera course Portfolio and Risk Management, on Week 2, I am having trouble ...
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How to use CAPM model to calculate expected value of portfolio?

Let's assume that vector $(R_1, R_2, R_3)$ has multivariate normal distribution $N(\mu, \Sigma)$ where $\mu = (2, 6, 4)$ and $$\Sigma^{-1} = \begin{bmatrix} 2 & 2 & 2\\ 2 & 4 & 4 \\ 2 &...
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Construct portfolio with assets having expected negative returns

I have been asked to select a n stocks among N stocks, to construct a portfolio. Some of them have have negative weekly returns on average. If I want to select these n stocks by constructing an '...
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CAPM derivation - active portfolio management

In the book Active Portfolio Management by Grinold and Kahn, the author presents the derivation of CAPM. I am rather confused by the notation of $\beta$ in this derivation and hope to seek some help. ...
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Black-Litterman Weights Don't Change for Assets Without Views

I am using Idzorek 2002 (https://faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/~charvey/Teaching/BA453_2006/Idzorek_onBL.pdf) as a reference to implement the BL model in R. I have specified the model in its standard form, ...
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Fama French: daily or weekly returns?

I am conducting a performance comparison analysis among sustainable and conventional mutual funds. I want to analyse the last 6 years and focus also on the subperiod of the COVID-19 crisis. I have ...
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Dividend Discount Model for a stock and its derivatives

This might be a bit basic but I've found this question and I'm definitely over-thinking it and now I've just completely confused myself. I'm just looking for some clarification. I've been given the ...
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Adjust the CAPM/CML model for VIX index

Adjust CML model for VIX factor I’m trying to incorporate the VIX index into my efficient frontier model. One way of doing this that I thought about was to extend the model to include investor ...
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Time horizon of estimation period CAPM beta

When calculating CAPM beta, it is done by rolling regressions. If it is only the beta we want to obtain, am I correct to assume that we can estimate rolling correlations and stds, and use this to ...
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How do I have to calculate the risk free rate of my two asset portfolio?

Good afternoon everyone! I have a question regarding the risk free rate of my two asset portfolio. For my course, we have to create a two asset portfolio with the time frame of 2015-2020 with monthly ...
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Is is possible to estimate a changing transition matrix in PyKalman?

For a process where a variable in the transition matrix changes with every time sample, can that variable be estimated in PyKalman? I'm trying to replicate Didier Marti's paper (link here) on using a ...
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How to reconcile CAPM with Discounted Cash Flows valuation?

According to CAPM (in its most basic form) our asset allocation will only depend on the expected returns and the covariance matrix of returns. If we also consider the risk-free asset and assume that ...
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CAPM: Testing for alphas jointly equal to zero

For my project, I need to assess if a certain factor X leads to a CAPM-Anomaly. First, I sorted the monthly stock return (sample size: 500+ observations) according to the X factor in 10 decile ...
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Some basic questions using consumption CAPM

Say we are in a world described by the consumption CAPM. All investors in this world have quadratic utility. Also, assume that consumption is as follows: $$c_{t+1} = (1+m_t)c_t + s_t c_t e_{t+1} $$ ...
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CAPM alphas have unexpected p-value distribution

I am trying to "test" whether the EMH holds by testing for every stock in the S&P 500 whether it has a "significant" CAPM alpha. If the EMH is true, then the null-hypothesis (...
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Multiple Indices for CAPM model [closed]

I am new to quantitative finance so, please excuse me if the terms are not correct. I am trying to apply CAPM on a portfolio which has multiple indices (S&P 500, Russel 1000 and S&P Financials)...
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Fama-Macbeth 2nd Step - use absolute or real values for intercept and lambda?

I'm testing CAPM's performance during 2020. I have estimated Betas using Fama-Macbeth Approach (1st step). Now, I am trying to calculate t-stats for 2nd stage cross-sectional regression. I've run 12 ...
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Fama-Macbeth CAPM Test First Stage Portfolio Construction Problem

I'm trying to test CAPM's performance during 2020 and can't decide which method of portfolio construction to use: Use 2010-2015 for portfolio sorting and 2015-2019 for estimating time-series Beta of ...
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Deriving the tangency portfolio with a condition in Python

If there are sister-sites better suited for this question please let me know, I thought this to be the most fitting I have the covariance matrix, the return vector and some scores (ESG scores). The ...
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Alpha - Time Series vs Cross Section Approach

I am currently reading Cochranes book on asset pricing. However, I get confused about one thing. He says that one could test a factor model (I will use the CAPM, just as he does), via a time series ...
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Calculate weight of an asset

Suppose there are three assets, and the first asset has volatility 18%, the second asset has volatility 16%, and the third asset has volatility 16%. Suppose also that the first two assets' returns ...
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What mechanisms does the market use to brining an asset back to the market line, as defined by CAPM?

The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) model states that, on efficient market, expected return of an asset should be given by a linear function of its volatility (as measure by standard deviation of ...
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Which risk-free rate to use for the UK?

I am working on an assignment to calculate Beta in the CAPM Model through empirical data on the british market and am still unsure which risk-free rate to use. Since I have a 1 week investment horizon,...
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Build a portfolio with $\beta=1$ and minimize $\sigma^2$ using CAPM

Suppose there are two stocks A and B: expected returns are $E[R_A]=0.1$, $E[R_B]=0.15$; standard deviations are $\sigma_A=0.1$, $\sigma_A=0.2$; correlation is $corr(A,B)=0.6$; their betas to some ...
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linear stochastic discount factor

I have heard some people say something like the following with regards to APT: Let returns be given by the factor model $r_t = B_tf_t + e$ with $E(f_t) = \lambda_t$ Assume that factors are ...
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Is market price of risk always negative?

I might have a gap in understanding, so clarifying: Basic pricing equation $E(R) = - cov(m, R)$ where $R$ = excess return and $m$ = stochastic discount factor (I think this is continuous case, in ...
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Nonsystematic risk in a random rate of return [closed]

Good evening, I am studying the CAPM and I have a doubt regarding the variance $σ_i^2$ of the expected return of an asset $i$. In particular, how can I derive the following formula? $$σ_i^2 = β_i^2 ...
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Event study using sector indices

Analyzing Covid-19's impact on different sectors I would like to use sector indices. Can you use CAPM or similar to calculate abnormal returns of indices or does it only work with stock prices?
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Inverse Covariance Matrix Transformation from CAPM

Beginning with the CAPM model we have (with a risk free rate of 0%): $r_i=\beta_i (r_m)+\varepsilon_i$ with $\varepsilon_i$ the diversifiable risks per assets The variance matrix: $\Omega = \beta'\...
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Arbitrage in a Single Index Model

Simple question really, but I'm very confused by the starting point. Let's assume that we have a portfolio whose excess returns can be described by the following equation from the single index model: ...
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Assumptions of the CAPM

As to my understanding, the CAPM assumes that all investors behave as described in the portfolio theory. Consequently, all investors hold a combination of the risk-free investment and the efficient ...
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Relation between CAPM and Portfolio Theory

can any of you explain to me in simple terms how CAPM and portfolio theory are related to each other? To my understanding: Portfolio theory helps to select the "right" stocks under risk/...
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How can beta be negative? [closed]

I've been reading about the security market line and the definition of beta as $$\beta_i = \frac{Cov(R_i, R_m)}{Var(R_m)} $$ for any asset (doesn't have to be an efficient portfolio), and have read ...
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Risk free rate's role in CAPM

I don't understand what is the mathematical and financial role of risk free rate in the CAPM formula . Why do we need to add 10 years treasury yield to the formula then substract it again from the ...
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How is CAPM used to price an asset once it has been used to derive the assets expected return?

As I understand it (correct me if I'm wrong) the theoretical price of an asset should be the present value of all future cash-flows that it is expected to yield, discounted at the risk-free rate. I am ...
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Low volatility in factor regression

Let's say we are working with the standard Fama-French 3 factor model and we want to add a low volatility factor. Is it alright to add a low volatility risk premium in a model such as the CAPM or FF3. ...
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Cashflow Risk vs Discount Risk

Studying asset pricing, I often hear the terms cashflow risk and discount risk but I'm not sure what they mean? The Campbell/Shiller (1988) decomposition includes cashflows (future dividends) and ...
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Why is the efficient portfolio assumption necessary for the CAPM model?

One of the main assumption in the CAPM model is that all the investors are rational and they hold the most efficient portfolio for a given level of risk. What difference does this assumption make? ...
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Adding more factors to Fama French Carhart 4 factor model

Does it make sense to add more factors such as Quality Minus Junk (QMJ) and Betting Against Beta (BAB) in the Fama-French-Carhart model? Also, if anyone can point me to an article it would be ...
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What is the intuition of CAPM model with Intercept at 0?

I only have a very general theory-based knowledge on Jensen's Alpha. I'm very curious about Capital Asset Pricing Model with intercept at 0. May I know what is the intuition behind this? What does it ...
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Global portfolio alpha

How does one compute the alpha of a global portfolio. Let's say we are using the Fama French 3 factor model and we have a portfolio of 50% US stocks and 50% German stocks. Should the regression be ...

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