Optimal portfolio in a continuous-time self-exciting threshold model

Hui Meng*, Fei Lung Yuen, Tak Kuen Siu, Hailiang Yang

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This paper discusses an optimal portfolio selection problem in a continuous-time economy, where the price dynamics of a risky asset are gov-erned by a continuous-time self-exciting threshold model. This model provides a way to describe the effect of regime switching on price dynamics via the self-exciting threshold principle. Its main advantage is to incorporate the regime switching effect without introducing an additional source of uncertainty. A martingale approach is used to discuss the problem. Analytical solutions are derived in some special cases. Numerical examples are given to illustrate the regime-switching effect described by the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-504
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Industrial and Management Optimization
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Copyright 2013 AIMS. First published in Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (JIMO) Volume 9 Issue 2, published by the American Institute of Mathematical Society. The original article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.3934/jimo.2013.9.487 Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


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