Market Selection of Financial Trading Strategies: Global Stability

Zurich IEER Working Paper No. 83

Finrisk Working Paper No. 11

17 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2001

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Igor V. Evstigneev

University of Manchester - Economics, School of Social Sciences

Klaus Reiner Schenk-Hoppé

The University of Manchester - Department of Economics

Thorsten Hens

University of Zurich - Department of Banking and Finance; Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH); Swiss Finance Institute

Date Written: January 2002

Abstract

In this paper we analyze the long-run dynamics of the market selection process among simple trading strategies in an incomplete asset market with endogenous prices. We identify a unique surviving financial trading strategy. Investors following this strategy asymptotically gather total market wealth. This result generalizes findings by Blume and Easley (1992) to any complete or incomplete asset market.

Keywords: Evolutionary finance, market selection, incomplete markets, Kelly rule

JEL Classification: D52, D81, D83, G11

Suggested Citation

Evstigneev, Igor V. and Schenk-Hoppé, Klaus Reiner and Hens, Thorsten, Market Selection of Financial Trading Strategies: Global Stability (January 2002). Zurich IEER Working Paper No. 83, Finrisk Working Paper No. 11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=279316 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.279316

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