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Stochastic Spanning

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  • Stelios Arvanitis
  • Mark Hallam
  • Thierry Post

    () (Graduate School of Business, Koç University)

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This study develops and implements a theory and method for analyzing whether introducing new securities or relaxing investment constraints improves the investment opportunity set for risk averse investors. We develop a test procedure for ‘stochastic spanning’ for two nested polyhedral portfolio sets based on subsampling and Linear Programming. The procedure is statistically consistent and asymptotically exact for a class of weakly dependent processes. Using the stochastic spanning tests, we accept market portfolio efficiency but reject two-fund separation in standard data sets of historical stock market returns. The divergence between the results of the two tests illustrates the role for higher-order moment risk in portfolio choice and challenges representative-investor models of capital market equilibrium.

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  • Stelios Arvanitis & Mark Hallam & Thierry Post, 2015. "Stochastic Spanning," Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Working Papers 1505, Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum.
  • Handle: RePEc:koc:wpaper:1505
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    • Stelios Arvanitis & Mark Hallam & Thierry Post & Nikolas Topaloglou, 2015. "Stochastic Spanning," Working Papers 201510, Athens University Of Economics and Business, Department of Economics.

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    1. Stelios Arvanitis, 2015. "Saddle-Type Functionals for Continuous Processes with Applications to Tests for Stochastic Spanning," Working Papers 201509, Athens University Of Economics and Business, Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Portfolio choice; Stochastic Dominance; Spanning; Subsampling; Linear Programming; Asset Pricing.;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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