Portfolio Return Characteristics of Different Industries
Over the last decade we have witnessed the rise and fall of the so-called new economy stocks. One central question is to what extent these new firms differ from traditional firms. Empirical evidence suggests that stock returns are not normally distributed. In this article we investigate whether this also holds for portfolios of stocks from a growth industry. Furthermore, we will compare this type of portfolios with portfolios of stocks from a more traditional industry. Usually, only value weighted and equally weighted portfolios are used to describe and compare portfolio return characteristics. Instead, in our analysis, we use a novel approach in which we use an infinite number of portfolios that together represent the set of all feasible portfolio opportunities.
|Keywords||investments, performance evaluation, portfolio management, sector index, stock markets|
|Publisher||Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)|
Pouchkarev, I., Spronk, J., & van Vliet, P.. (2003). Portfolio Return Characteristics of Different Industries (No. ERS-2003-014-F&A). Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/272