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The paradigm has been replaced by only four decades later with the modern portfolio theory that focused on the idea that there are many emotional investors but also enough rational investors able to arbitrate far from pricing mistakes according to the principle that stock prices are including all the existing information.
The modern portfolio theory was introduced by Markowitz (1952) who suggested that there are two approaches in investment portfolios, namely the classical and modern portfolio approach.
Harry Markowitz, the father of modern portfolio theory, said people tend to hold not just one but a portfolio of investments.
Modern portfolio theory posits that investment strategy must be conducted in a risk diversification perspective, what leads to an analysis of the combination of assets considering the return and the risk, and also the covariance of the returns between the assets.
In contrast to Modern Portfolio Theory (Fabozzi, Gupta, and Markowitz, 2002; Markowitz, 1952; Markowitz, 2014) and Efficient Market Hypothesis (Fama, 1995; Fama, 1965; Fama, 1970) the experts of behavioural finance contend that people make irrational financial decisions (Kahneman and Tversky, 1979; Tversky, and Kahneman, 1992; Kahneman, Knetsch, and Thaler 1991).
Markowitz in which he described his "modern portfolio theory." He emphasized the importance of risk and diversification in investment portfolios, and while his article addressed portfolios of corporate equities, the investment theory was later adopted for use with real estate.
Since the development of modern portfolio theory, asset and risk diversification has been the primary way for investors to improve risk-adjusted return, but pure volatility control requires an investor to buy put options as part of a downside risk-mitigation strategy.
PIVOT's algorithms are transparent and based on Nobel-winning Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) to offer good long term risk-adjusted returns via globally diversified portfolios 24x7, with low fees and low entry investments.
However, this is where we clearly hit a limit of usefulness for measures based on Modern Portfolio Theory, because BTC returns are very abnormal, while Sharpe ratio assumes an approximate normal distribution of returns and thus might significantly understate the risk of losses in BTC.
Modern portfolio theory tells you that when you form a portfolio of uncorrelated strategies, mathematically, the whole will be more valuable than the individuals."
Modern portfolio theory divides risk into the categories of "compensated" and "uncompensated" risk.
Co Harry Markowitz's groundbreaking Modern Portfolio Theory forms the basis of most investment portfolios, from traditional financial planners to robo-advisors.