Relative Strength and Portfolio Management

Dorsey Wright Money Management, January 2012

17 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2012

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John Lewis

Dorsey Wright Money Management

Date Written: January 31, 2011


This paper presents the results of several relative strength (momentum) strategies tested in a real world portfolio management setting. Monte Carlo simulations are used to determine the possible range of outcomes if a portfolio manager selects a subset of high relative strength (momentum) securities over time. A testing protocol that rebalances the portfolio on a continuous basis is also used to simulate real world portfolio management practices.

Keywords: Momentum, Quantitative, Stocks

JEL Classification: G11, C10, C15, C52, E00

Suggested Citation

Lewis, John, Relative Strength and Portfolio Management (January 31, 2011). Dorsey Wright Money Management, January 2012, Available at SSRN:

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