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Excess return per unit of deviation in return.

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Relation between Sharpe ratio and amount of capital

In the book Quantitative trading by Ernest P. Chan, in one of the example we compute the Sharpe ratio of long-short strategy and one step perplexes me: In column L, compute the net returns for ...
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Alpha vs. Sharpe Ratio

What are the main differences between a strategy's Sharpe ratio, and its alpha based on the Fame French factors? Does it make sense to evaluate them both in a thesis?
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Alternative relative performance measure to Sharpe ratio for non-IID return

The Sharpe ratio is often used to compare the relative performance of portfolios despite its IID-assumption for the returns being violated. I can find ample warnings about the consequences of ...
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Risk-free rate in the Sharpe ratio

Let's say I have data stemming from date $t_1$ to date $t_2$, I have the annualized return each day during those two dates. Therefore I know the expected return and the standard deviation of the ...
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Why not to maximize Sharpe Ratio directly when computing optimal allocation of an order?

I was reading the following paper of Engle about balancing transaction costs performance and risk: https://www.nber.org/papers/w12165.pdf He deals with finding the optimal placement of the child ...
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Given multiple strategies with their ER, volatility, how would I calculate the combined Sharpe?

Without knowing the actual daily returns, I have a table something like this: ...
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Sharpe Ratio and interest rate

The Sharpe ratio is calculated as the ratio between the return and the volatility. Now, when I have a trading strategy that requires to be invested sometimes and to be flat other times, I assume 0% ...
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Sharpe Ratio - Linear Homogeneous

In the book "Portfolio Construction and Risk Budgeting" of Sherer, there is an excercise with the following prompt: "Use matrix algebra to find the maximum Sharpe ratio portfolio. Show that the ...
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Geometric Sharpe ratio

I'm computing different metrics for mutual fund performance. I want to use classic Sharpe ratio, but I also got to know there is geometric Sharpe ratio. Unfortunately I didn't find enough info about ...
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Deriving Single Index Model (Market Model)

$R_{it}=\alpha_i+\beta_i\cdot R_{mkt}+\epsilon_{it}$ $R_{it}$ is the return of the stock of observation $R_{mkt}$ is the return of the reference market $\beta_i$ is the regression coefficient between ...
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Distribution of the Information Ratio // Mean and Variance Product

We are investigating the distribtuion of the information ratio. However, instead of using the original information ratio defined as \begin{equation} IR=\frac{E(r_1)-E(r_2)}{\sqrt{Var(r_1-r_2)}}, \end{...
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sharp ratio/sortino ratio for options portfolio

I am thinking that the sharp ratio is not a valid performance metric for a long/short options book, because options are inherently nonlinear and the standard deviation simply cannot correctly capture ...
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Sharpe testing in R

My goal test: The statistical significance of the difference in Sharpe ratio between funds A and B. My data: I have daily prices from January 23 2008 until 10th of April 2019 (n = 2818 observations). ...
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Sharpe Ratio - How do I calculate my risk free rate from daily yield data?

I am trying to compute a Sharpe ratio for a portfolio spanning over 20 years. I have daily data for the portfolio, as well as the yield of CH10Yr (10 year bond in Switzerland, downloaded from Thomson ...
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No-arbitrage and the sharpe ratio?

I'm reading a paper and it says that in a no-arbitrage market the sharpe ratio is the same for all bonds. I'm guessing that a difference in two bonds sharpe ratios would open the possibility of ...
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Sharpe ratio with CVaR for denominator and different investor utility functions

I would like to model different type of investors, hence I need to find some kind of utility functions to optimize. Apart from very abstract exponential utility function, I couldn't find any proper ...
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Calculating Ex-ante Sharpe Ratio in multi-period setting

I have built a return process $\{x_t, t = 1,\dots,T\}$ for an asset. Suppose I have generated $K$ sample paths $\{x_t^j, t=1,\dots,T\}, j=1,\dots,K$. I think of two ways to compute the Sharpe ratio. ...
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Can I calculate Sharpe ratio by running over many samples?

I have an algorithm that I am backtesting 200 times. It trades over 200 trading days per iteration. My sharpe ratio is calculated as follows: ...
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Compare ex-post Sharpe ratio of multiple portfolios?

Say I want to compare the Sharpe ratio of two portfolios, is it necessary to look at the excess return? Or can you just compare their average return divided by their standard deviation? So basically, ...
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Which performance evaluation measure to assess “Connectedness Matrix” based porfolios?

1. Question Which performance evaluation measure would be best to assess the portfolios built on 'connectedness matrix'? The connectedness matrix is the concept introduced in the academic paper "...
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Alpha decay for strong vs weak signals

Assuming you are computing alpha decay similarly to shown here (e.g., exponential decay of the information ratio with lagged signals). I'm wondering whether it is preferable to treat strong vs weak ...
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Maximum Sharpe portfolio (no short selling restrictions)

Suppose we have $n$ assets whose expected return vector is $r$ and is positive, and whose covariance matrix is $\Sigma$. Is there a closed form or quasi closed form (like the eigenvector of a matrix ...
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A positive Sharpe ratio when portfolio loses money, can that happen or bug in my code?

I'm having a trouble calculating (annualized from daily performance) Sharpe ratio, even though I've read some related posts here. Say I have a daily performance, for example: $$[1.15, 1.2, 0.7]$$ ...
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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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Is the sharpe ratio calculated taking the standard deviation of the portfolio or of the excess return?

Does the formula consider the standard deviation of the excess return: $$\frac{π‘Ÿβˆ’π‘Ÿ_𝑓}{𝜎{(π‘Ÿβˆ’π‘Ÿ_𝑓)}}$$ or that of the return: $$\frac{π‘Ÿβˆ’π‘Ÿ_𝑓}{𝜎{(π‘Ÿ)}}$$
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Simulated Sharpe Ratio Calculation for Leveraged Portfolio

I've written some VBA code to simulate the effect of borrowing money, investing it, and repaying the loan daily. PseduoCode: Start with a portfolio value of P = 1 Each day borrow P, invest 2*P, ...
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Maximum Sharpe Ratio Portfolio

Conceptually, what are the drawbacks / unforeseen risks of running a portfolio whose weight are derived from what would have maximised the sharpe ratio over the previous time period (last 30 days) ?
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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 “Differential Sharpe ratio”?

Instead of using the "sliding the time window" method of calculating the sharpe ratio under online framework, they've defined "differential sharpe ratio" as such But under equation 5, you can ...
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Calculation of Information Ratio

When calculating an information ratio, should the average of monthly returns be used or the cumulative monthly returns be used? Thanks!
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Calculating Sharpe Ratio with dynamic position sizing

I'm currently backtesting a mean reversion pairs trading strategy. However, instead of simple long or short trading signals, I'm using multiple "levels", where the further away the spread is from the ...
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sharpe ratio from regression

Suppose I run a regression of returns of an asset vs some signal. Is there a way to estimate Sharpe ratio of a strategy based on this signal from this regression? Assuming that signal is a real number ...
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How is breadth for Information Ratio Calculated

An alternative definition of the information Ratio (sharpe ratio) is: $IR = IC\sqrt{BR}$ I have been reading Grinold and Kahn. I have the following questions for calculating BR: Q1. If 500 stocks ...
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How to measure the Sharpe Ratio of a high frequency trading strategy?

The Sharpe Ratio is defined as Sharpe ratio = (Mean portfolio return βˆ’ Risk-free rate)/Standard deviation of portfolio return. Unfortunately, this does not make ...
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Sharpe Ratio with Stochastic Interest Rate?

All versions of the Sharpe ratio that I've seen seem to assume that the risk-free rate is constant, and the standard deviation of the excess return in the denominator simplifies to the standard ...
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Annualising Data

I have a 3 year performance track record of monthly returns. I am trying to calculate the Sortino Ratio, Information Ratio, Treynor index etc. In calculating the Sharpe Ratio I have multiplied the ...
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Multi year performance evaluations [closed]

first question here on StackExchange; I would value your help, I am on excel working with a 3 year / 36 month investment performance. I am calculating the Sharpe Ratio as follows; Cell KV32 = ...
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performance measure using pnl series

I have a time series of \$pnl of a strategy and nothing else. Can i use it to come up with some sort of a performance measure adjusted for risk? Is $$ \frac{average(\$pnl)} {sigma(\$pnl)}$$ ok to use ...
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Calculating Ex-Post Sharpe Ratio

I'm trying to calculate an Ex-Post Sharpe Ratio for my portfolio and I would appreciate verification I'm doing it correctly. I have my portfolio's daily returns in one column and my benchmark's ...
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What is the industry standard way of calculating and annualizing performance metrics?

Say I am looking at a performance report for a hedge fund manager who trades mostly equities, and they provide me a list of monthly returns for the past 5 years. What is the industry standard way to ...
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Definition request - Brownian Motion Characterised by Sharpe Ratio

What is the Stochastic Differential Equation for a "Brownian Motion Characterised by Sharpe Ratio"? I saw it in a paper ("Lessons from the Mortician: volatility modulation") and the authors do not ...
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Sharpe ratio for dynamic portfolio

I want to test the performance of my strategy with different rebalancing period. I'm struggle with calculating the overall performance on backtest results and making final conclusions. For example, ...
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Portfolio Allocation given Sharpe Ratio

If there are two portfolios with sharpe ratios of 1.2 and 0.5, what would be the allocation rationale. If the correlation between portfolios is: $a. 0 $ $b. 0.8 $ $c.-0.8 $ I see there is a ...
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How to calculate Sharpe Ratio from $ returns?

I have a pairs strategy that I am trying to calculate the sharpe ratio for. Currently I am using python for my analysis and calculation. I have a dataframe that contains the cumulative returns in $'s ...
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maximize Sharpe ratio in portfolio optimization

I am trying to understand how to maximize Sharpe ratio in portfolio optimization. $\boxed{\begin{align}\max\>&\frac{r^Tx-r_f}{\sqrt{x^TQx}}\\ & \sum_i x_i = 1\\ & x_i\ge 0\end{align}}$ ...
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What is the relation between Relative Risk Aversion and Market Price of Risk

If we assume that the preferences of investors in a market aggregate to display the following utility function $$u(W)=\dfrac{1}{1-\gamma}W^{1-\gamma},\quad \gamma>0,\quad \gamma\neq1$$ then from$...
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Sharpe Ratio Calculation Best Practice

For Sharpe ratio formula : $SR(s) = \frac{(x_s - r)}{\sigma_s}$ where for the time period under evaluation : $x_s$ represents the average return of the portfolio $r$ represents average return of ...
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How can I find the portfolio with maximum Sharpe Ratio - Using Lagrange Multipliers

In Markowitz' portfolio theory we can construct portfolios with the minimum variance for a given expected return (or vice versa). Across expected risks, this traces out the well-known efficient ...
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Many quants optimize sharpe ratios, sortino ratios, or anything of the form A/B. What about maximizing something of the form (AB)/(CD)?

The Sharpe ratio is defined as return/risk, generally as mean(ret)/sd(ret), where ret represents the data set of returns of an investment. However, I have seen other ratios that I also like. What I ...
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Bayesian strategy selection

I have N strategies/signals that I would like to allocate to. I want to estimate an estimate of future performance based off of recent realized performance (momentum of strategies per se - e.g. ...