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Investment horizon and portfolio choice of private investors

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  • Veld-Merkoulova, Yulia V.

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I empirically investigate the impact of age and self-reported planning horizon on asset allocation decisions of individual investors. I find that age and investment horizon play different roles in determining investors' risky portfolios. When I consider total risky investments, including real estate, the share of risky assets declines with age. Planning horizon tends to influence only investments in financial risky assets, such as stocks, options, and mutual funds. A longer planning horizon leads to an increasing share of risky financial investments. Finally, less risk-averse investors and individuals with lower rate of time preference invest significantly more in stocks and other risky financial assets.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Financial Analysis.

Volume (Year): 20 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 68-75

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Handle: RePEc:eee:finana:v:20:y:2011:i:2:p:68-75

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Keywords: Investment horizon Household finance Portfolio choice Financial planning;

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  1. Alexandra Spicer & Olena Stavrunova & Susan Thorp, 2013. "How Portfolios Evolve After Retirement: Evidence From Australia," Working Paper Series, Economics Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney 11, Economics Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney.
  2. Susan Black & Lamorna Rogers & Albina Soultanaeva, 2012. "Households' Appetite for Financial Risk," RBA Bulletin, Reserve Bank of Australia, pages 37-42, June.

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