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Random matrix theory filters in portfolio optimisation: A stability and risk assessment

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  • Daly, J.
  • Crane, M.
  • Ruskin, H.J.

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Random matrix theory (RMT) filters, applied to covariance matrices of financial returns, have recently been shown to offer improvements to the optimisation of stock portfolios. This paper studies the effect of three RMT filters on the realised portfolio risk, and on the stability of the filtered covariance matrix, using bootstrap analysis and out-of-sample testing.

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  • Daly, J. & Crane, M. & Ruskin, H.J., 2008. "Random matrix theory filters in portfolio optimisation: A stability and risk assessment," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 387(16), pages 4248-4260.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:387:y:2008:i:16:p:4248-4260
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2008.02.045
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    1. El Alaoui, Marwane, 2015. "Random matrix theory and portfolio optimization in Moroccan stock exchange," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 433(C), pages 92-99.
    2. Eterovic, Nicolas A. & Eterovic, Dalibor S., 2013. "Separating the wheat from the chaff: Understanding portfolio returns in an emerging market," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 16(C), pages 145-169.
    3. Gao, Tingting & Chen, Yu, 2017. "A quantum anharmonic oscillator model for the stock market," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 468(C), pages 307-314.

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