Routinely, practitioners and academics alike propose the use of trading strategies with an alleged improvement on the risk-return relation, typically entailing a considerably higher return for the given level of risk. A very popular example is “A quantitative approach to tactical asset allocation” by the fund manager M. Faber, a real hit in the SSRN online library. Is this paper a counterexample to market efficiency? We reject this conclusion, showing that a lot of caution should be used in this field, and we indicate a series of bootstrapping experiments which can be easily implemented to evaluate the performance of trading strategies.

A quantitative approach to Faber's tactical asset allocation

Renò, Roberto;
2013-01-01

Abstract

Routinely, practitioners and academics alike propose the use of trading strategies with an alleged improvement on the risk-return relation, typically entailing a considerably higher return for the given level of risk. A very popular example is “A quantitative approach to tactical asset allocation” by the fund manager M. Faber, a real hit in the SSRN online library. Is this paper a counterexample to market efficiency? We reject this conclusion, showing that a lot of caution should be used in this field, and we indicate a series of bootstrapping experiments which can be easily implemented to evaluate the performance of trading strategies.
portfolio management; bootstrap; market efficiency.
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