An Empirical Performance Evaluation Of Different Portfolio Allocation Strategies
Incorporating Value Averaging portfolio construction method with S&P 500 firms' Aggregate Implied Cost of Capital is an investment strategy that involves undertaking risks during market recessions and recovering strongly in post-recession periods. This strategy outperforms a pure Value Averaging strategy, Dollar Cost Averaging, and Strategic Asset Allocation under different asset class weights under the performance metrics of Internal Rate of Return, Sharpe Ratio, and Maximum Drawdown Ratio. When applying different risk-free borrowing caps, Value Averaging incorporated with Aggregate Implied Cost of Capital results in lower risks. However, it will not yield better returns unless maximum risk-free borrowing caps are relaxed. The strategy also requires a longer portfolio horizon to ensure higher Internal Rate or Return.
Portfolio Allocation Strategy; Market Return Prediction; Implied Cost of Capital
Ng, David T.
M.S., Agricultural Economics
Master of Science
dissertation or thesis