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Almost marginal conditional stochastic dominance

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  • Denuit, Michel
  • Huang, Rachel J.
  • Wang, Christine

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Marginal Conditional Stochastic Dominance (MCSD) developed by Shalit and Yitzhaki (1994) gives the conditions under which all risk-averse individuals prefer to increase the share of one risky asset over another in a given portfolio. In this paper, we extend this concept to provide conditions under which most (and not all) risk-averse investors behave in this way. Instead of stochastic dominance rules, almost stochastic dominance is used to assess the superiority of one asset over another in a given portfolio. Switching from MCSD to Almost MCSD (AMCSD) helps to reconcile common practices in asset allocation and the decision rules supporting stochastic dominance relations. A financial application is further provided to demonstrate that using AMCSD can indeed improve investment efficiency.
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  • Denuit, Michel & Huang, Rachel J. & Wang, Christine, 2014. "Almost marginal conditional stochastic dominance," ISBA Reprints (ISBA - Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences) 2014003, Université catholique de Louvain, Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA).
  • Handle: RePEc:aiz:louvar:2014003
    Note: In : Journal of Banking & Finance, vol. 41, p. 57-66 (2014)
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    1. Gleb Gersman & Haim Shalit, 2014. "Optimizing MCSD Portfolios," Working Papers 1410, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.
    2. Bruni, Renato & Cesarone, Francesco & Scozzari, Andrea & Tardella, Fabio, 2017. "On exact and approximate stochastic dominance strategies for portfolio selection," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 259(1), pages 322-329.

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    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty

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