Risk Averse Fractional Trading Using the Current Drawdown

26 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2018

Date Written: June 14, 2018


In this paper, the fractional trading ansatz of money management, also called growth optimal trading, is reconsidered. Special attention is paid to the chance and risk parts of the goal function for the related optimization problem. By changing the goal function with respect to other risk measures such as current drawdowns, the optimal fraction solutions meet the needs of risk averse investors better than the original optimal f solution of Ralph Vince.

Keywords: Fractional Trading, Optimal F, Current Drawdown, Terminal Wealth Relative (TWR), Risk Aversion.

Suggested Citation

Maier-Paape, Stanislaus, Risk Averse Fractional Trading Using the Current Drawdown (June 14, 2018). Journal of Risk, Vol. 20, No. 5, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202804

Stanislaus Maier-Paape (Contact Author)

RWTH Aachen University ( email )

Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen, 52056

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