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The students succinctly stated the lessons that we hoped they would learn from the class. These four statements plus one more form the basis of our current guidelines. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The investment is a learning experience. The stock mentor keeps the class updated on the stock. Limit the “names” in the portfolio. Earn an adequate return on the investment. Maintain international diversification. These guidelines are very different from most professional money manager guidelines. They are also very different from most class-managed portfolio guidelines at other universities.
It can be a long wait sometimes for the turning point. If you are too early, then you receive a long string of poor grades, even if it’s long-run performance that matters. Perhaps it is easier for a seasoned professional than for most students or individual investors to have that kind of courage and patience. The asset allocation exercise did not have any relation to what we actually did in the portfolio. 4). 29, just about at the lowest level since its inception. However, the main reason we were down was not the investments.
Sharpe and Treynor took things further than standard deviation. Because almost all stock returns are correlated with market returns, they are correlated with each other. Idiosyncratic or stock-specific risk can be minimized by combining stocks into a portfolio. Market risk is measured by beta (β), which is pretty easy to calculate and very popular. It’s on all the financial Web sites. Beta is also easy to interpret. The market’s beta is 1, so a stock with a beta close to 1 would have average risk.
Applied Portfolio Management: How University of Kansas Students Generate Alpha to Beat the Street (Wiley Finance) by Catherine Shenoy