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Title: The optimal mean variance problem with inflation
Authors: Liu, J
Yiu, KFC 
Alain, B
Keywords: Mean variance
Inflation
HJB equation
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Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: American Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Source: Discrete and continuous dynamical systems. Series B, 2016, v. 21, no. 1, p. 185-203 How to cite?
Journal: Discrete and continuous dynamical systems. Series B 
Abstract: The risk of inflation is looming under the current low interest rate environment. Assuming that the investment includes a fixed interest asset and n risky assets under inflation, we consider two scenarios: inflation rate can be observed directly or through a noisy observation. Since the inflation rate is random, all assets become risky. Under this circumstance, we formulate the portfolio selection problem and derive the efficient frontier by solving the associated HJB equation. We find that for a given expected portfolio return, investment at time t is linearly proportional to the price index level. Moreover, the risk for the real value of the portfolio is no longer minimal when all the wealth is put into the fixed interest asset. Finally, for the mutual fund theorem, two funds are needed now instead of the traditional single fund. If an inflation linked bond can be included in the portfolio, the problem is reduced to the traditional mean variance problem with a risk-free and n+1 risky assets with real returns.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/63877
ISSN: 1531-3492 (print)
1553-524X (online)
DOI: 10.3934/dcdsb.2016.21.185
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