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A Note on the Evaluation of Long-run Investment Decisions using the Sharpe Ratio
Journal of Economics and Finance
  • John Hatem, Georgia Southern University
  • Ken Johnston, Berry College
  • Elton Scott, Flagler College - Tallahassee
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2013
DOI
10.1007/s12197-011-9213-8
Abstract
This paper reexamines the use of the Sharpe ratio to measure the performance of large and small company stocks along with corporate bonds over different holding periods. It builds on previous research which cites the effects of serial correlation and non-normality in the creation of estimation error in the calculation of the Sharpe ratio. It finds that higher order moments such as skewness and kurtosis are a further source of error that must be accounted for when making inferences about asset performance.
Citation Information
John Hatem, Ken Johnston and Elton Scott. "A Note on the Evaluation of Long-run Investment Decisions using the Sharpe Ratio" Journal of Economics and Finance Vol. 37 Iss. 1 (2013) p. 150 - 157
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john-hatem1/5/