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Parametric Portfolio Policies with Common Volatility Dynamics

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  • Yunus Emre Ergemen

    () (Aarhus University and CREATES)

  • Abderrahim Taamouti

    () (Durham University Business School)

Abstract

A parametric portfolio policy function is considered that incorporates common stock volatility dynamics to optimally determine portfolio weights. Reducing dimension of the traditional portfolio selection problem significantly, only a number of policy parameters corresponding to first- and second-order characteristics are estimated based on a standard method-of-moments technique. The method, allowing for the calculation of portfolio weight and return statistics, is illustrated with an empirical application to 30 U.S. industries to study the economic activity before and after the recent financial crisis.

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  • Yunus Emre Ergemen & Abderrahim Taamouti, 2015. "Parametric Portfolio Policies with Common Volatility Dynamics," CREATES Research Papers 2015-41, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
  • Handle: RePEc:aah:create:2015-41
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    1. Fama, Eugene F. & French, Kenneth R., 2015. "A five-factor asset pricing model," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 116(1), pages 1-22.
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    Keywords

    Parametric portfolio policy; stock characteristics; volatility common factors;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C58 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Financial Econometrics
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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