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Unformatted text preview: P 0 ) ( 2" ai! i , j = # µ j $ r0
i =1 2! 2 = " ( µ P # r0 )
P ( 2! j , P = " µ j # r0 ) 2! 2 = " ( µ P # r0 )
P ( 2! j , P = " µ j # r0 ) Separation or Two Fund
Theorem Formal Optimization Problem
n ( r0 + " a j µ j ! r0 = µ P 2! = " ( µ P # r0 )
2
P ) Any efficient portfolio can be obtained as a combination
of two investments: P and the riskless investment.
Mean
return P r Mean
return
standard
deviation Sharpe Ratio Sharpe Ratio Let j be an asset (or a portfolio of assets). Then the Sharpe
ratio sj of asset j is defined as sj = µ j ! r0
"j Let j be an asset (or a portfolio of assets). Then the Sharpe
ratio sj of asset j is defined as
Find all assets j
µ j ! r0
with the same
sj =
"j
Sharpe ratio as A.
µ
Asset A r0
! Sharpe Ratio Sharpe Ratio Let j be an asset (or a portfolio of assets). Then the Sharpe
ratio sj of asset j is defined as
Find all assets j
µ j ! r0
with the same
sj =
"j
Sharpe ratio as A.
µ
Asset A r0
! Let j be an asset (or a portfolio of assets). Then the Sharpe
ratio sj of asset j is defined as sj = µ j ! r0
"j Sharpe Ratio Sharpe Ratio Let j be an asset (or a portfolio of assets). Then the Sharpe
ratio sj of asset j is defined as sj = µ j ! r0
"j µ j = r0 + s j! j Let j be an asset (or a portfolio of assets). Then the Sharpe
ratio sj of asset j is defined as
Find all assets j
µ j ! r0
with the same
sj =
"j
Sharpe ratio as A.
µ
Asset A µ j = r0 + s j! j
r0
! Sharpe Ratio
sj = µ j ! r0
"j
µ Sharpe Ratio µ j = r0 + s j! j sj =
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do assets have
a higher Sharpe
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! Sharpe Ratio ! Estimating Sharpe Ratios Efficient Portfolios have the highest Sharpe
ratio among all feasible Portfolios!
Mean
return µ j ! r0
"j P r standard
deviation We now estimate Sharpe Ratios for MSFT
and AAPL, using weekly data from Feburary
25, 2011 to February 25, 2013. Estimating Sharpe Ratios Estimating Sharpe Ratios We now estimate Sharpe Ratios for MSFT
and AAPL, using weekly data from Feburary
25, 2011 to February 25, 2013. We now estimate Sharpe Ratios for MSFT
and AAPL, using weekly data from Feburary
25, 2011 to February 25, 2013. Assume r0=2%, i.e., the weekly rate is
1.021/52"1. Assume r0=0.2%, i.e., the weekly rate is
1.0021/52"1.
Sharpe Ratios: MSFT 0.081
AAPL 0.046
Looks like Apple gets higher riskadjusted
return. Sharpe Ratio
µ j ! r0
sj =
"j Estimating Sharpe Ratios µ j = r0 + s j! j
AAPL has higher
Sharpe ratio µ Problem: There is uncertainty about the
estimates. Need confidence bands... In other
words, it could be pure “luck of the draw”
that resulted in a higher Sharpe Ratio for
Apple. PL
AA r0 Sharpe Ratios: MSFT 0.046
AAPL 0.081
Looks like Apple is better managed than
Microsoft  Apple gets higher riskadjusted
return. T
MSF !...
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2013 for the course ECON 490 taught by Professor Gottheil during the Spring '12 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
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