This paper analyses optimal portfolio and consumption strategies in a regime-switching economy with unobservable states and predictability of risky asset returns. Authors develop approximate analyt ...
This paper analyses optimal portfolio and consumption strategies in a regime-switching economy with unobservable states and predictability of risky asset returns. Authors develop approximate analytical solutions to the unconstrained dynamic problem. The approximation is shown to be fast and accurate in a four-regime setting with an allocation to four assets compared to the numerical solution developed in Guidolin and Timmermann (2007). The computation time of the approximate solution is shown to be practically independent of the number of assets when no predictors are present and only marginally affected by the number of predictors. While the portfolio policy strongly depends on the current state of the economy, the consumption-to-wealth ratio is roughly state-independent. Predictability considerably changes the optimal portfolios. Hedging demands are negligible with regimes and no predictability, but are important with predictability. On the other hand, the consumption-to-wealth ratio is not very impacted by the predictor. They provide an out-of-sample statistical assessment of the returns provided by a multi-regime strategy with respect to a single-regime and to a 1/N strategy.
|Type :||Academic Publication|
|Editor :||Journal of Banking & Finance, Volume 123, February 2021, 106030|