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Why Modern Portfolio Theory Fails Investors and How You Can Bring Common Sense to Your Portfolio
Modern Portfolio Theory changed investing but not entirely for the better.
Markets have long recognized Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) as the dominant governing thesis in investing. MPT advocates diversification and quantifies risk as a function of anticipated market returns. But investment expert Daniel Peris casts a critical eye on MPT. His astute examination focuses on understanding how and why the model emerged, its perceived failures, and the future of the industry’s investment approach. Peris convincingly argues that MPT has distorted the investment framework and seriously damaged stakeholders. All investors – whether beginners or pros – will find Peris’s work on a foundational element of modern investing an important addition to their reference libraries.
About the Author
Daniel Peris is a senior vice president and senior portfolio manager at Federated Investors. He is the author of The Strategic Dividend Investor and The Dividend Imperative.
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