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It has given us key insights into the concept of risk, and has led to improved understanding of the way that markets function.
At the same time, it has led to an ever increasing level of abstraction in the way that many asset owners and asset managers think about investing. Stocks are viewed not as businesses, but as collections of factor exposures. In addition, the use of indices as benchmarks has had unintended consequences for the behavior of both asset owners and asset managers.
In the end, though, MPT is only a model of reality; a useful model, but still a model. It is not reality itself. We need to remember that in reality individual stocks rise and fall because of the success or failure of the underlying businesses; that the market as a whole rises or falls because of the ability of the average business to generate a premium over its cost of capital; and that not every publicly traded company is a business worth owning.
Ultimately, there are limits to what MPT can do to help us be successful investors. The reviewer, Hilton Kramer, made this observation: And given the nature of our intellectual commerce with works of art, to lack a persuasive theory is to lack something crucial—the means by which our experience of individual works is joined to our understanding of the values they signify.
Artists, Wolfe believed, were no longer creating works of art to express ideas about beauty or history or various other subjects. Rather, they were creating art primarily to illustrate theories about art itself, understandable only to other artists or critics steeped in the same theories.
By the time Wolfe was writing the book, some works of art consisted of nothing more than words on a page or a canvas. Now, at last, on April 28,I could see. I had gotten it backward all along. Or perhaps you too see the analogy that we see: We are all so steeped in Modern Portfolio Theory MPT that we do not really appreciate how differently an investor in would have answered certain basic questions, such as: Thinking about how MPT has changed the way many people answer these questions can be quite revealing.
We believe that MPT has been a positive development in helping people to better understand investing.
But like any theory, MPT is only a model of the way the real world works; it is not the real world itself. It is our contention that over the last 50 years, some investors have become so enamored of the theory that they have lost sight of the real world underlying the theory. What is a stock?
MPT does not so much dispute that answer as it simply views it as woefully incomplete. The only risk that the market rewards is the undiversifiable, systematic risk that comes with owning equities, and different stocks contain different levels of exposure to that risk. Today, a person who wants to appear au courant would tell you that a stock is a collection of multiple factor exposures.
In this view, a stock does not carry exposure to just one form of systematic market risk; it has exposure to a whole gamut of risk factors. Depending on what model you are using to define and measure these various risks, the factors might go by names like size, volatility, financial leverage, growth, quality, or value.
But many investment practitioners have become so enamored of this theoretical framework that they reverse cause and effect in the way they think about the world.
They seem to think that a stock did well because it had exposure to certain factors that did well, as if the factor returns have an independent existence of their own out in the cosmic ether, apart from the success or failure of the underlying companies.
But stocks are more than a collection of statistics such as mean return, variance, or a set of factor exposures. As the investor understood well, they are actual businesses. Their success or failure as businesses, which is dependent on their ability to meet the needs of customers and to allocate their cash flow sensibly, ultimately drives their stock price higher or lower.
And it is the success or failure of actual businesses in the real world that creates the theoretical factor returns through the resulting stock price movements. They are not the starting point. But what really happened here?
After the fact, this fall in the stock price, when combined with the factor exposures that the stock had just before its decline, will clearly affect the calculation of the factor returns for that time period.For paper that is 24 lb.
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