Optimize stock portfolios using modern portfolio theory's efficient frontier.
The Modern Portfolio app gives users the power of modern portfolio theory at their fingertips. This app allows users to best match their risk and return thresholds with traditional investment vehicles such as stocks. Users can add any number of tickers that range from foreign, domestic, stocks, etfs and more. Further, users can set the scope and frequency of daily pricing data used within the model. This dynamic modeling environment optimizes portfolio's risk and return makeup unlike any other because of its speed and flexibility. Modern Portfolio offers users the ability to pre-set allocations of tickers. Results are displayed on an interactive graph giving users the power to choose what they want to see.
Modern portfolio theory is used by finance professionals as a measure to maximize a portfolio's expected return while minimizing its risk. This Nobel winning concept was developed in the 1950s by Harry Markowitz. Markowitz's theory explains that an investor may reduce risk in a portfolio by holding combinations of instruments that are not perfectly correlated. Therefore, a diversified portfolio reduces portfolio risk.
Every combination of assets within the portfolio are plotted by risk and expected return. The plotted graph displays a left-shaped parabola called the efficient frontier. The efficient frontier represents the outer most possible portfolios risk and return optimization. Investors can use these portfolios to optimize their risk and return expectations with a given set of publically traded stocks.