# efficient portfolio

## Efficient portfolio

A portfolio that provides the greatest expected return for a given level of risk (i.e., standard deviation), or, equivalently, the lowest risk for a given expected return.

## 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.

## efficient portfolio

A combination of investments that offer either the highest possible yield at a given risk level or the lowest possible risk at a given yield level. Although the concept of an efficient portfolio is important to understand, in practice it is more academic than practical.
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Sharpe (1964) formulated CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model), whose foundation is the deduction that the efficient portfolio would be the market portfolio itself.
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The optimal portfolio should be the tangency portfolio between the EF and the highest indifference curve or, in other words, the efficient portfolio with maximum expected utility.
Markowitz's mean variance criterion simply states that an investor should always choose an efficient portfolio.
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The portfolio analysis is done to identify and select those diverse securities which can achieve the desired risk for the portfolio or in other words select the most efficient portfolio. The investor on the other hand selects from a wide array of available portfolios one that optimizes both the risk and return relationship.
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Hence, without knowing his exact utility function in terms of Von Neumann and Morgenstern (1944), an investor is likely to maximize the true expected utility when selecting his preferred mean-variance efficient portfolio.

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