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El teorema de la separación de Tobin: información del primer semestre de 2008 del mercado accionario colombiano


  • José Gabriel Astaiza Gómez


El artículo muestra una situación especial en donde el portafolio surgido del teorema de la separación de Tobin no se encuentra en la frontera eficiente de Markowitz. El desarrollo del mismo inicia con una revisión del modelo de selección de carteras de Harry Markowitz seguido del teorema de la separación de Tobin. A continuación, se hace uso de los modelos como herramientas para el inversionista individual, con datos sobre el mercado accionario colombiano del primer semestre de 2008. Finalmente se muestran las conclusiones. Es importante enfatizar que el objetivo del artículo no es hacer predicciones sobre los rendimientos esperados, varianzas o covarianzas de los mismos rendimientos, ni sugerir un portafolio óptimo para un inversionista con una función de utilidad particular, sino mostrar un escenario concreto en el que el teorema de la separación de Tobin conlleva a un portafolio ubicado por fuera de la frontera eficiente. Tobin’s Separation Theorem: Information from the Colombian Stock Market for the First Half of 2008 This paper shows a special situation where a portfolio created based on Tobin’s separation theorem does not match the Markowitz efficient set. Next a review of Markowitz´s portfolio selection theory is offered, followed by a review of Tobin’s separation theorem. Next, these models are used as tools for the individual investor with data on the Colombian stock market of the first half of 2008. Finally, the conclusions are shown. It is important to emphasize that the objective of this paper is not to make predictions upon expected returns, variances and covariances of these returns, nor to suggest an optimal portfolio for an investor with a particular utility function, but to expose a concrete scenario in which Tobin´s theorem leads to a portfolio located outside Markowitz´s efficient set.

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  • José Gabriel Astaiza Gómez, 2012. "El teorema de la separación de Tobin: información del primer semestre de 2008 del mercado accionario colombiano," Revista Ad-Minister, Universidad EAFIT, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000475:011750

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    4. Luis Ángel Medina, 2003. "Aplicación de la teoría del portafolio en el mercado accionario colombiano," Revista Cuadernos de Economia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, FCE, CID, December.
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    Portafolio; riesgo; rendimiento; frontera eficiente; activo sin riesgo; portfolio; risk; return; efficient set; riskless asset;
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    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis


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