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Title: The performance of commodity trading advisors: A mean-variance-ratio test approach
Authors: Bai, Z. 
Phoon, K.F.
Wang, K.
Wong, W.-K.
Keywords: Fund management
Hypothesis testing
Sharpe ratio
Uniformly most powerful unbiased test
Issue Date: Aug-2013
Citation: Bai, Z., Phoon, K.F., Wang, K., Wong, W.-K. (2013-08). The performance of commodity trading advisors: A mean-variance-ratio test approach. North American Journal of Economics and Finance 25 : 188-201. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this paper, we provide evidence that the mean-variance-ratio (MVR) test is superior to the Sharpe ratio (SR) test by applying both tests to analyze the performance of commodity trading advisors (CTAs). Our findings show that while the SR test concludes that most of the CTA funds being analyzed are indistinguishable in their performance, the MVR statistic shows that some funds outperformed others. Moreover, the SR statistic indicates that one fund significantly outperformed another even when the difference between the two funds was insignificant or even changed directions over sub-periods. Conversely, the MVR statistic can detect such changes when they occur in the sub-periods. In addition, we have conducted simulations to show that the MVR test possesses good power. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
Source Title: North American Journal of Economics and Finance
ISSN: 10629408
DOI: 10.1016/j.najef.2012.06.010
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