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Evaluating Portfolio Performance with Stochastic Discount Factors

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  • Dahlquist, Magnus
  • Soderlind, Paul

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The authors first discuss performance evaluation using stochastic discount factors and relate it to traditional mean-variance analysis. They then use Monte Carlo experiments to examine the properties of various general method of moment (GMM) estimators. The test statistics are fairly well behaved although serious size distortions are found in some cases. The simulations also show that a significant excess return, or a long sample, is needed to reject neutral performance. Finally, the authors offer an evaluation of Swedish-based mutual funds. The conditional evaluation indicates that funds have had nonneutral performance as revealed by the predictability of the unconditional performance measure. Copyright 1999 by University of Chicago Press.

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  • Dahlquist, Magnus & Soderlind, Paul, 1999. "Evaluating Portfolio Performance with Stochastic Discount Factors," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 72(3), pages 347-383, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jnlbus:v:72:y:1999:i:3:p:347-83
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    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors

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