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Portfolio Insurance and Financial Market Equilibrium

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  • Brennan, Michael J
  • Schwartz, Eduardo S

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This article compares a capital market in which prices are set by a single expected utility maximizing investor with a market in which the expected utility maximizing investor owns only a part of the wealth, the balance being held by an investor who follows a portfolio insurance strategy. Comparative values for the market risk premium, the cost of insurance, the market volatility, and the level of interest rates are computed for different levels of portfolio insurance. Copyright 1989 by the University of Chicago.

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  • Brennan, Michael J & Schwartz, Eduardo S, 1989. "Portfolio Insurance and Financial Market Equilibrium," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 62(4), pages 455-472, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jnlbus:v:62:y:1989:i:4:p:455-72
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    1. Simon Benninga & Marshall Blume, "undated". "On the Optimality of Portfolio Insurance," Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Working Papers 5-85, Wharton School Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research.
    2. Sanford J. Grossman, 1977. "The Existence of Futures Markets, Noisy Rational Expectations and Informational Externalities," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 44(3), pages 431-449.
    3. Benninga, Simon & Blume, Marshall E, 1985. " On the Optimality of Portfolio Insurance," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 40(5), pages 1341-1352, December.
    4. Simon Benninga & Marshall Blume, "undated". "On the Optimality of Portfolio Insurance," Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research Working Papers 05-85, Wharton School Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research.
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