Structural breaks and agricultural asset allocation
AbstractStructural breaks have been found to have large effects on optimal investment allocations. This analysis empirically tests for a structural break and then evaluates the impact the break has on the optimal allocation of agricultural and nonagricultural investments using a mean-variance model. Results indicate nonfarm investors could enhance their portfolios by investing in farm assets. However, the results suggest that the allocation of assets prior to the structural break in the early 1950s is much greater than the time period following the break and the entire 1926-2004 time period. Typically, portfolio research has not tested for structural breaks and this may adversely affect decisions on investment allocation.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal Agricultural Finance Review.
Volume (Year): 67 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (September)
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