A Dynamic Conditional Approach to Portfolio Weights Forecasting
35 Pages Posted: 22 May 2020
Date Written: April 26, 2020
We build the time series of optimal realized portfolio weights from high-frequency data and we suggest a novel Dynamic Conditional Weights (DCW) model for their dynamics. DCW is benchmarked against popular model-based and model-free specifications in terms of weights forecasts and portfolio allocations. Next to portfolio variance, certainty equivalent, and turnover, we introduce the break-even transaction costs as an additional measure that identifies the range of transaction costs for which one allocation is preferred to another. By comparing minimum-variance portfolios built on the components of the Dow Jones 30 Index, the proposed DCW overall attains the best allocations with respect to the measures considered, for any degree of risk-aversion, transaction costs, and exposure.
Keywords: Portfolio Allocation, Realized Volatility, Realized Correlations, Dynamic Conditional Modeling, Portfolio Weights Modeling
JEL Classification: C32, C53, G11, G17
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