Flashcards in Chapter 8 efficency frontier Deck (19):

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## what is risk adverse

### to dislike risk and require compensation to assume additional risk

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## what is efficient portfolios

### those portfolios that offer the highest expected return for a given level of risk or offer the lowest risk for a given expected return

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## what is minimum variance frontier

### the curve produced when determining the expected return-risk combinations available to investors form a given set of securities by allowing the portfolio weights to vary

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## what is attainable portfolios

### portfolios that may be constructed by combing the underlying securities

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## what is minimum variance portfolio MVP

### a portfolio that lies on the efficient frontier and has the minimum amount of portfolio risk available form any possible combination of available securities

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## what is efficient frontier

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the set of portfolios that offer the highest expected return for their given level of risk

- the only portfolios that rational, risk averse investors will want to hold

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## the more securities in a portfolio the (risk is what)

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- greater the relative impact of the securities co-movements on overall portfolio's risk and

- the lower the relative impact of the individual risks

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## who was the awarded the Novel prize for their work on Portfolio theory

### Harry Markowitz

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## What did Harry Markowitz assume in his work on portfolio theory

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1. investors are rational decision makers

2. investors are risk averse (and must be compensated for assuming additional risk)

3. investor preferences are based on portfolio expected return and risk as measured by variance and SD

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## the blue line represents what

### the minimum variance frontier, the risk-return combinations available to investors from a given set of securities by allowing portfolio weights to vary

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## read slide 25 and 26

### read it

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## what is diversification

### the process of investing funds across several securites, wich results in reduced risk

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## what is random diversification also called

### naïve diversification

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## what is random diversification

### the act of randomly buying securities without regard to relevant investment characteristics, such as company size, industry classification and so on

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## read domestic diversifaciton

### and add notes pg 314

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## what is unique (non-systematic ) risk also called

### diversifiable risk

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## what is unique (non systematic ) or diversifiable risk

### the company specific part of total risk that is eliminated by diversification

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## what is market (systematic) risk also called

### non-diversifiable risk

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