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Portfolio optimzation : efficient frontier with respect to risk aversion parameter with R

I am currently trying to write a little script in R to determine the optimal weights given a fixed risk aversion parameter. The problem I have is that by increasing the risk aversion parameter I think ...
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Right metric to manage a portfolio based on correlation?

I want to algorithmically add a new investment to an existing portfolio. The decision should be based on a low correlation to the existing assets. E. g. the following situation The portfolio already ...
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Portfolio return with changing assets over time

I need some feedback on a very basic question regarding the calculation of the portfolio return. I have created an example of a portfolio with two assets and attempted to calculate the return: I've ...
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Correlations between different baskets of assets

Struggling to see the answer to the following problem - Assume you have $N$ different assets, and all pair-correlation coefficients $\rho_{ij}$ between them are known. If you now form two arithmetic ...
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Portfolio Weight Sum and Negative Weights

I'm calculating the weights of 10 securities in a portfolio for a course project, with the objective of maximizing the sharpe ratio. I'm getting both positive and negative results for weights. The ...
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How to calculate “portfolio cumulative return” from individual price data and weight of them?

I'm trying to run backtest in a vectorized way using Python Pandas and need to calculate a portfolio cumulative return from price data and weight of asset data. I ...
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How to calculate the normalized value of a changing stock portfolio?

My goal is to compare a portfolio of stocks with a benchmark over time. Calculating the normalized value of a static portfolio is no problem, but I am struggling when stocks are removed or added to ...
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Calculating the long run average default rate when the portfolio changes during the year

The Basel rules prescribe to calculate a long run average default rate (LADR). It is stated that his rate should be calculated as the average of yearly default rates. A first idea what be: look at ...
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How to construct stock portfolios in R

I need some help, since I can't find any good sources. I need the portfolios for my thesis. I have 20 years of monthly stock returns for ~200 stocks. I want to create each month 5 equally weighted ...
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How we compare 2 portfolios one with risk the other with characteristics?

I have 2 questions which i can't seem to find no matter how I search. so: 1) If we have 2 portfolios. One based on risk-return tradeoff (with variables HML, SMB and beta ) (Fama French, 1993) and the ...
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Cumulative portfolio returns vs. product of cumulative asset returns

I wasn't able to find something that addressed this specifically with the search terms I was using, though I am sure an answer exists here. [Please reference the image below] Columns B & C are ...
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optimal portfolio with different lending and borrowing rates

I have 4 risky securities (have returns and var-cov matrix for monthly data), and I can lend at 1% per annum, but borrow at 5% per annum. If i wish to obtain the s.d. of 5%, what is the optimal ...
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Probability default calculation

I want to calculate default of probability of internal ratings for a particular bank. I have only the following data: Liquidity Ratio short-term assets / short-term liabilities = 2.6 Profitability ...
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Do exchanges issue position ID after order execution?

The portfolio has two types of positions: asset and cash positions. Cash positions are easy. One currency has only one position, so you can add and subtract easily. Asset positions seem to be more ...
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Is it possible to calculate the call-put parity for an option's portfolio?

Let's say I have designed an option's portfolio. The portfolio includes long as well as short positions in European-style put and call contracts based on the same underlying asset with different ...
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DJIA Portoflio Optimization

I've been practicing R for about several months, and have begun transitioning from text book examples to what actually interests me. I'm currently participating in the CFA program, but my programming ...
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Essential new ideas in portfolio theory

I'm supposed to write an essay on "essential new ideas in my current field of research". Hence, I'm looking for essential (= it has the potential to change the way we look at the discipline) and new (...
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Signs for the assets in a portfolio and definition of portfolio value

Suppose that we have a market with a stock, modelled by $\{S_t\}_{t>0}$ and a riskless money market account $\{B_t\}_{t>0}$. Consider a strategy $\{ H_t^B,H_t^S\}_{t>0}$ be a portfolio over ...
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Derivation of the tangency / maximum Sharpe ratio portfolio in Markowitz Portfolio Theory? (2 risky assets)

I’m looking for a nice & detailed explanation for how to derive the formula for the weight of asset 1 in the tangency / maximum Sharpe ratio portfolio in Markowitz portfolio theory in a world with ...
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L1 norm regularization of Markowitz portfolio in matlab

Markowitz portfolio with L1 norm regularization added L1 norm regularization based on the original model. The constraint equation is as follows: The following code is the original Markowitz Mean-...
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Matlab code for equally weighted portfolio

I have daily returns of 10 stocks. I need to construct an equally weighted portfolio that goes long in the 3 highest returns and short in the 3 lowest returns. The portfolio needs to be re-balanced ...
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Do I calculate weights of assets correctly?

I solved attached question but I am not sure whether I did part a and c correctly. Is there a way to calculate weights of A and B by just knowing their standard deviation and correlation's value?
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Portfolio return for assets held for different lengths of time

How does one calculate the return on a portfolio if the assets in that portfolio were held for varying periods of time? For Example: $t_0$ Buy AAPL at 100 $t_5$ Buy MSFT at 20 $t_1$$_0$ Sell MSFT at ...
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Portfolio of Assets

The following represents a model for an economy. At time $t=0$, four assets have the value $X_1= £5$, $X_2=£5$, $X_3=£10$ and $X_4=£4$. Three possible states of the world exist ($\alpha_1$, $\...
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I have portfolio volatility for individual years, can I use them to compute portfolio volatiltiy for subperiods?

Thanks for opening this question. I have constructed some rules for a portfolio with annual rebalancing and am backtesting it for the period 1990-2014. I want to compare the risk-adjusted return to ...
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Currency Portfolio G10 vs USD allocation

Given that I have fundamental data such as GDP growth rate for G10 countries .Now I want to build a currency pairs portfolio of G10 currencies vs USD .How can I translate country scores to currency ...
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How to get permanently growing chart within PCA

I looked onto different questions and answers about application of PCA on this site and found this interesting article : http://systematicedge.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/principal-component-analysis-in-...
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How do I simulate stock prices for a 10 asset portfolio, over a period of 10 years in MATLAB? [closed]

If I have given vectors for return and volatility (i.e. I have two 1x10 vectors), and I assume at first that their correlation is 0 (meaning my covariance-variance matrix is just diagonal), how do I ...
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Definition Of A Portfolio

I have very recently started studying quantitative finance on my own through a book called An Introduction To Quantitative Finance by Stephen Blythe. In chapter 6 of his book, he sets out to prove ...
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How do I know what my portfolio weight constraints are given to me by my broker?

I have started exploring portfolio optimization results that pop out when I don’t constrain the weights to sum to 1. For instance, in a dollar-neutral portfolio, the weights sum to 0. Also, some ...
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Calculation of the risk free rate

For portfolio management I need the risk-free to compute the sharpe ratio. I would like the use to rate on the 3 month treasury bill from the US. https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/TB3MS#0 The ...
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Value of portfolio with fixed discrete dividends

I know that this is a very simple question, but i want to make sure to grasp the concept of ex dividend and value of portfolio. Suppose that we have a two period binomial tree of a stock with initial ...
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Help understanding methodology of doing market expectations error analysis

I am a beginner in the value-growth analysis. I wanted to do a similar analysis Piotroski, J. D., & So, E. C. (2012). Identifying expectation errors in value/glamour strategies: A fundamental ...
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Why no median-CVaR optimization for portfolios?

Question Since CVaR is a concept that can be applied to all probability distribution, even if they do not follow normal distribution, I thought CVaR should be more concerned with median, not the ...
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Calculate return for a set of securities downloaded using quantmod

I downloaded adjusted closing price using quantmod for a set of securities. I want to calculate daily/weekly/monthly return for all securities. Usual dailyReturn, weeklyReturn etc not working. What do ...
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Another variation of the 'Sharpe ratio' in CVaR-based portfolio optimization?

Question What is the ratio S(p) shown below? Do we have a name for it like 'Sharpe ratio'? The ratio above is introduced in the academic paper Optimal portfolio selection in a Value-at-Risk framework ...
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Standard deviation of a long-short portfolio with net position zero

I've come across the following question and I'm slightly stuck in answering it: Suppose you have a two-stock portfolio that is long one stock of asset A, and short one stock of asset B, with A ...
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VaR Backtesting. High frequency of exceedances

I'm preparing for thesis defense and I've got simple question connected with Value at Risk backtesting. Portfolio VaR was calculated using historical simulation approach (250 days and 500days) and ...
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Equal Risk Contribution in Portfolio Analytics r pkg

I am trying to estimate the weights of an equal risk portfolio using the PortfolioAnalytics package in r. To start with, I have tried to redo the example provided in the portfolio vignette. The code ...
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A portfolio with two risky assets - Simple exercise

I was trying to solve the following exercise: "Stocks A have $\mu_A=8\%$, $\sigma_A=2,5\%$ and stocks B have $\mu_B=6\%$, $\sigma_B=1,2\%$. Let us suppose that expexted returns are independent. What ...
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Portfolio returns from activity records

I am looking for a clean and efficient way to obtain the portfolio returns from a list of activity records. Specifically, the activity file consist of BUY, SELL, COVER, SHORT, etc. records with ...
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Mean-Variance Optimization Techniques with Multiple Asset Classes

Why does it make sense to use single-period Markowitz mean-variance optimization techniques when we're trying to figure out asset allocation across multiple asset classes (bonds, stocks, REITs, etc)? ...
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How to get the average monthly percent excess returns for portfolios formed?

I'm replicating the Fama-French five factor model. I have formed factor portfolios. I'm not sure how to calculate the average monthly percent excess returns for portfolios. In other words, I want to ...
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Comparing Portfolio Volatility with Index Volatility seems a wrong method?

thanks for looking into this question. I am comparing an investment strategy against the S&P 500 for a financial article I'm writing. I compute volatility of the Portfolio in this way, as the ...
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I have volatility of a portfolio in year 1 and in year 2. How do I calculate the volatility over the total 2-year period?

thanks for looking into this question. See the picture below (better is right-mousebutton - open in new tab). I also have the price and return data of the Stocks if that's needed to calculate the ...
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Portfolio turnover [closed]

Really easy question, but I am having doubts. If you want annual turnover, and you have monthly weights, wouldn't you just do in excel: {=ABS(CurrentMonthsWeights-LastMonthsWeights)*12} for each ...
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Differences Between Portfolio Daily Average Returns

I have a doubt about the average daily return for a 2 stock porfolio. I have the data of both stock returns over a 1511 day period. I used 2 approachs to calculate the average return. In the first one,...
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In a FX options book, is the sum of P&L equal to the portfolio value?

For a portfolio containing FX options, would the sum of P&L for each option be the portfolio value?
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Volatility of a multiple-asset portfolio [closed]

I have N assets with their individual volatilities $\sigma_{i,t}$. I construct a portfolio using the weights $w_{i,t}$ that I obtained in a matter that is irrelevant. Now I want to determine the ...
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What does $\phi^{(n)}(t)$ mean for a portfolio?

I am currently in the process of deciphering the notes written by an instructor. I missed the class. He writes: Continuous time trading: $S(T) = W(T)$, "Bachelier Model". $\phi(t)$ denotes ...