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### Power-utility function for calculating Certainty equivalent

I have a question regarding how i should calculate 3.2-3.4, currently studying for an exam. What i don't get is how to acctually derive the certainty equivalent from the expected utility of gross ...
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### Maximizing the expected log utility

Let's assume that we have a self-financing portfolio made by $\delta_t$ shares and $M_t$ cash, so that its infinitesimal variation is: $$dW_t = rM_t \, dt + \delta_t \, dS_t$$ We define $\alpha_t$ ...
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### How to evaluate the following integral?

I stumbled across an expression and I wonder how to evaluate this: $-\int_ {0} ^ {+\infty} {v(x)} dw^{+} (1-p(x))$ where $v(x)$ is some utility function and $w(p(x))$ is a decision weighting function,...
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### Deriving the risk-aversion coefficient

By considering the parametrised formulation of the mean-variance criterion by Markowitz, the risk aversion coefficient $\lambda$ can be derived as follow. As suggested by Arrow and Pratt, given the ...
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### finding optimal weight using Kelly criterion

Question: Suppose you have two strategies. Strategy 1 gains 8% with probability p, and loses 5% with probability 1-p, where p = 0.53. Strategy 2 gains 8% with probability q, and loses 5% with ...
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### How to compare mean-variance-skewness-kurtosis portfolios obtained by expected utility maximization?

Suppose I have some portfolios which are the result of maximizing the expected utility of different approximations of a utility function, how do you test these portfolio's out-of-sample and how do you ...
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### Anyone has detailed explanation on how to use epstein-zin preferences in asset pricing models

I'd be interested to know how Epstein-Zin preferences are used in, say, consumption-based asset pricing models. I'm looking for specific derivations (how you get the SDF) and possible numerical ...
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### ETF pricing papers

May I request for research paper recommendations, if any, on existing models that study how the presence of ETFs affect equilibrium prices of the underlying assets? I am exploring a project on a ...
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### Does CRRA-utility imply higher risk-aversion for lower wealth?

Consider the utility function $u(W)=\dfrac{1}{1-\gamma}W^{1-\gamma}$, where $\gamma=0.5$ Since this function will exhibit decreasing marginal utility of wealth, is it correct to say that for any ...
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### Debreu's Representation Theorem proof

In microeconomy this theorem states that : given a consumption set $X\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n$, if the preference relation $\succcurlyeq$ is complete, transitive and continuous there exist a utility ...
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### Finding parameters of an utility function in a market making strategy to apply it in practice

I am reading this paper below about optimal bid-ask spread in a market making strategy. It finds an approximation for optimal solution, but I cannot understand how it's practice to set the parameters ...
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### How to derive Expected utility approximation with power function

My question concern how to derive the expected utility of a power function in the following model: I have two normally distributed risky assets X and Y and a risk-free asset B, for which : rA = 0.5y ...
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### Martingale method for utility maximization - is the optimal strategy also a martingale?

The Martingale Method for utility maximization (seen in e.g. Björk's book) is based on separating the optimization problem $E^\mathbb{P}[U(X_T)]$ over a class of admissible strategies into the static ...
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