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Is modern portfolio theory (MPT) dead? Yes, according to many pundits and strategists. There have always been skeptics of modern finance, although membership in this club has risen sharply in recent years, thanks to the surge in market volatility and the steep losses posted by the major asset classes during late-2008 and early 2009. A popular argument is that multi-asset class diversification didn’t spare investors from unusually big declines, ergo, MPT failed. By that standard, the case for abandoning conventional asset pricing theory looks compelling. There’s just one problem: It’s wrong. MPT never ...
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The Premature Death of Modern Portfolio Theory - Mark Matson TV ...
Is Modern Portfolio Theory dead? There are arguments being made that MPT has been destroyed by down markets both in the U.S. and Internationally, I call that a classis Straw Man argument. Tags: Correlation , Diversification , Mark Matson , Modern Portfolio Theory Email This Post John Choi Says: March 17th, 2009 at 10:35 am Mark Matson is my buddy. Curtis Erickson Says: March 17th, 2009 at 11:05 am Excellent timely subject. The media is starting to blare MPT is dead. I also think the mistake even advisors make is looking at too narrow of a time period. Would be a great client presentation. William Jordan Says: March 17th, ... market research, surveys and trends
modern portfolio theory isn't dead
?  As a quick and simplified summary, MPT describes the relationship between investment risk and expected return (higher risk should yield higher long-term return).  It also states that a diversified portfolio will lower risk.   The author (Brad McMillan) argued that MPT has been working just fine for portfolios that contained bonds, managed futures and other non-correlated assets, but that “many of us did not appreciate the …correlation potential of equities.  We bought large-cap and small-cap, domestic and foreign, emerging markets and real estate investment trusts, and said we had a diversified portfolio…In ... market research, surveys and trends


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The Yale Endowment Model of Investing Is Not Dead
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Revisiting the Capital Asset Pricing Model
y was not yet adolescent in 1960 when William F. Sharpe, a 26-year-old researcher at the RAND Corporation, a think tank in Los Angeles, introduced himself to a fellow economist named Harry Markowitz.. Neither of them knew it then, but that casual knock on Markowitz's office door would forever change how investors valued securities. Sharpe, then a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles, needed a doctoral dissertation topic. He had read "Portfolio Selection," Markowitz's seminal work on risk and return—first published in 1952 and updated in 1959—that presented a so-called ...
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