Facoltà di scienze economiche

Does volatility pay?

Barone-Adesi, Giovanni

An investor with quadratic utility invests amounts changing with his perceptions of risk and expected return in a market with changing risk. Optimal investment policies are derived under several hypotheses for expected returns. These policies are combined in a Bayesian framework to yield a policy that performs better than the ‘buy and hold’ policy in our tests, except in the case of the FTSE... Plus

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    An investor with quadratic utility invests amounts changing with his perceptions of risk and expected return in a market with changing risk. Optimal investment policies are derived under several hypotheses for expected returns. These policies are combined in a Bayesian framework to yield a policy that performs better than the ‘buy and hold’ policy in our tests, except in the case of the FTSE index.