Leakage of Rank-Dependent Functionally Generated Trading Strategies
Annals of Finance, 2020
18 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020
Date Written: June 8, 2020
This paper investigates the so-called leakage effect of trading strategies generated functionally from rank-dependent portfolio generating functions. This effect measures the loss in wealth of trading strategies due to renewing the portfolio constituent stocks. Theoretically, the leakage effect of a trading strategy is expressed explicitly by a finite-variation term. The computation of the leakage is different from what previous research has suggested. The method to estimate leakage in discrete time is then introduced with some practical considerations. An empirical example illustrates the leakage of the corresponding trading strategies under different constituent list sizes.
Keywords: Additive generation, Leakage effect, Multiplicative generation, Portfolio analysis, Rank-dependent portfolio generating function, Stochastic Portfolio Theory
JEL Classification: G11
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