Alternative Risk Measures and Stock Selection

07 Jun 2015

Article by: Euan Sinclair, Saarthak Gupta
Published by: Social Science Research Network
Date: 2 Apr 2015

“Uncertainty is generally avoided when investing. Volatility is a popular proxy for investment uncertainty, and indeed low volatility stocks outperform high volatility stocks. However, there are also many other possible measures of uncertainty, among which are entropy and the Hurst exponent. Here we show that these measures also predict groups of stocks that outperform.”

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