Biogeography-Based Optimization of the Portfolio Optimization Problem with Second Order Stochastic Dominance Constraints
School of economic and management, Hainan University, No. 58 Renmin Avenue, Haikou 570228, China
College of Information Science & Technology, Hainan University, No. 58 Renmin Avenue, Haikou 570228, China
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Received: 7 August 2017 / Revised: 21 August 2017 / Accepted: 23 August 2017 / Published: 25 August 2017
The portfolio optimization problem is the central problem of modern economics and decision theory; there is the Mean-Variance Model and Stochastic Dominance Model for solving this problem. In this paper, based on the second order stochastic dominance constraints, we propose the improved biogeography-based optimization algorithm to optimize the portfolio, which we called
BBO. In order to test the computing power of
BBO, we carry out two numerical experiments in several kinds of constraints. In experiment 1, comparing the Stochastic Approximation (SA) method with the Level Function (LF) algorithm and Genetic Algorithm (GA), we get a similar optimal solution by
constraints with the return of 1.174% and 1.178%. In
constraint, we get the optimal return of 1.3043% by
BBO, while the return of SA and LF is 1.23% and 1.26%. In experiment 2, we get the optimal return of 0.1325% and 0.3197% by
constraints. As a comparison, the return of FTSE100 Index portfolio is 0.0937%. The results prove that
BBO algorithm has great potential in the field of financial decision-making, it also shows that
BBO algorithm has a better performance in optimization problem.
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Ye, T.; Yang, Z.; Feng, S. Biogeography-Based Optimization of the Portfolio Optimization Problem with Second Order Stochastic Dominance Constraints. Algorithms 2017, 10, 100.
Ye T, Yang Z, Feng S. Biogeography-Based Optimization of the Portfolio Optimization Problem with Second Order Stochastic Dominance Constraints. Algorithms. 2017; 10(3):100.
Ye, Tao; Yang, Ziqiang; Feng, Siling. 2017. "Biogeography-Based Optimization of the Portfolio Optimization Problem with Second Order Stochastic Dominance Constraints." Algorithms 10, no. 3: 100.
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