Stock market investors have very different reactions to downside versus upside risk. This book begins by explaining the current treatment of stock market risk and methods of lowering that risk. The authors then show that many types of asymmetry of stock returns or investor reactions cause the existing theory to fail. They present the theory of downside risk and utility theory to account for the asymmetry, showing how the previous model can be adjusted for downside risk.
Keywords: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance BUS027000