13 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2011
Date Written: June 1, 2011
This paper outlines a tactical asset allocation (TAA) strategy that takes signals from the credit markets and applies them to the stock market. A power model is built using the Russell 2000 equity index and the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch High Yield B index. This model is then used in a tactical asset allocation strategy to judge whether equities are expensive or cheap relative to high yield bonds. Based on back-test results from 1997 to the present, the approach provides equity-like returns while lowering portfolio volatility.
Keywords: Tactical Asset Allocation, Asset Allocation, Quantitative, Capital Structure Arbitrage, Credit Markets, Market Timing
JEL Classification: C00, C10, G00, G11
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