The Rationality of Asset Allocation Recommendations

Posted: 2 May 2000

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Edwin J. Elton

New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance

Martin J. Gruber

New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance

Abstract

The popular finance literature describes the asset allocation decision as one of the most important factors in determining investment performance. This article reviews the implications of modern portfolio theory for the asset allocation decision and then examines the recommendations of some leading financial experts to see if they are consistent with theory.

JEL Classification: G12

Suggested Citation

Elton, Edwin J. and Gruber, Martin J., The Rationality of Asset Allocation Recommendations. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, March 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=204631

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Martin J. Gruber

New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance ( email )

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