Betas, Benchmarks and Beating the Market
The Journal of Trading 13(3) (2018) 44-66
36 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2018 Last revised: 14 Jun 2019
Date Written: May 30, 2018
We give an explicit formulaic algorithm and source code for building long-only benchmark portfolios and then using these benchmarks in long-only market outperformance strategies. The benchmarks (or the corresponding betas) do not involve any principal components, nor do they require iterations. Instead, we use a multifactor risk model (which utilizes multilevel industry classification or clustering) specifically tailored to long-only benchmark portfolios to compute their weights, which are explicitly positive in our construction.
Keywords: Market, Beta, Benchmark, Alpha, Trading, Portfolio, Stock, Equity, Optimization, Sharpe Ratio, Risk, Return, Expected, Factor, Loading, Specific, Idiosyncratic, Volatility, Variance, Covariance, Correlation, Matrix, Bound, Cost, Constraint, Regression, Weight, Source Code, Index, Investment, Long
JEL Classification: G00, G10, G11, G12, G23
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