Liquidity Regimes and Optimal Dynamic Asset Allocation

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Pierre Collin-Dufresne

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Swiss Finance Institute; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Kent D. Daniel

Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Mehmet Saglam

University of Cincinnati - Department of Finance - Real Estate

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Date Written: October 10, 2018

Abstract

We solve a portfolio choice problem when expected returns, volatilities and trading-costs follow a regime-switching model. The optimal policy trades towards an aim portfolio given by a weighted-average of the conditional mean-variance portfolios in all future states. The trading speed is higher in more persistent, riskier and higher-liquidity states. It can be optimal to overweight low Sharpe-ratio assets such as Treasury bonds because they remain liquid even in crisis states. We illustrate our methodology by constructing an optimal US equity market timing portfolio based on an estimated regime-switching model and on trading costs estimated using a large-order institutional trading dataset.

Keywords: Asset Allocation, Dynamic Trading, Stochastic Transaction Costs

JEL Classification: G11

Suggested Citation

Collin-Dufresne, Pierre and Daniel, Kent D. and Saglam, Mehmet, Liquidity Regimes and Optimal Dynamic Asset Allocation (October 10, 2018). Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 18-14; Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper No. 18-43. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3099895 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3099895

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