Characteristic portfolio

Characteristic portfolio

A portfolio which efficiently represents a particular asset characteristic. For a given characteristic, it is the minimum risk portfolio, with portfolio characteristic equal to 1. For example, the characteristic portfolio of asset betas is the benchmark. It is the minimum risk beta = 1 portfolio.

Markowitz Efficient Portfolio

In Markowitz Portfolio Theory, a portfolio with the highest level of return at a given level of risk. One who carries such a portfolio cannot further diversify to increase the expected rate of return without accepting a greater amount of risk. Likewise one cannot decrease his/her exposure to risk without proportionately decreasing the expected return. A Markowitz efficient portfolio is determined mathematically and plotted on a chart with risk as the x-axis and expected return as the y-axis. See also: Markowitz efficient set of portfolios, Homogeneous expectations assumption.
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The abnormal return each day is the raw CRSP return less the return on a matched size-B-M-momentum characteristic portfolio.
Finally, the stocks within each characteristic portfolio are equally weighted at the beginning of each month and the buy-and-hold average daily returns are computed.
As benchmarks for some tests, I compute the returns of Daniel, Grinblatt, Titman, and Wermers (1997) (hereafter DGTW) characteristic portfolios from this universe of CRSP stocks.
Thus, AS is the return a fund would have earned if it did no trading and only held broad characteristic portfolios.
Managers who anticipate the time-varying premium on the various characteristic portfolios can add value.
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