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Using Grey Incidence Analysis Approach in Portfolio Selection

Tihana Škrinjarić () and Boško Šego ()
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Boško Šego: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

International Journal of Financial Studies, 2018, vol. 7, issue 1, 1-16

Abstract: Due to the development of financial markets, products, financial and mathematical models, portfolio selection today represents a comprehensive set of activities. Investors take into consideration many different factors, such as the market factors, return distribution characteristics and financial statements information. This research applies a Grey Relational Analysis (GRA) approach to evaluate the performance on a sample of stocks by taking those different factors into consideration. The results based upon a sample of 55 stocks for the trading year 2017 on the Croatian capital market show that using GRA approach in portfolio selection provides useful guidance for investors when making investment decisions, and better portfolio results in terms of risk and return are reachable compared to an equally weighted portfolio benchmark.

Keywords: portfolio selection; Grey Relational Analysis; stock market; financial ratios; market data; performance measurement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G1 G2 G3 F2 F3 F41 F42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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