Gains from diversification: a regret theory approach
In this paper we analyze a regret-averse individual best choice in a two risky assets portfolio. We extend previous literature and contribute new results by considering a model with two assets. We get the conditions for the regret-averse investor to diversify the portfolio. We additionally compare the behavior of the regret-averse investor with the behavior of its risk-averse counterpart. We characterize the conditions under which both types of agents behavior coincide.
Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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