Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/105320
Authors: 
Ivanovic, Zoran
Baresa , Suzana
Bogdan, Sinisa
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] UTMS Journal of Economics [ISSN:] 1857-6982 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2013 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 269-282
Abstract: 
Purpose of this paper was to research portfolio optimization problem on Croatian capital market using Markowitz theory. Research systematically investigated the selection of securities, and defined the importance of using fundamental analysis when selecting the best combination of securities. Since fundamental analysis involves a large number of indicators, this paper selected key indicators that enable a complete and quick securities review on the market. This paper clarifies diversification effect and influence of the correlation coefficient on diversification. Two basic types of assets (stocks and cash funds) have been chosen to build the optimal portfolio. Cash funds were selected because they represent a form of risk-free investment, while stocks were chosen because of the high level of return which they achieve. At the end of paper, optimal portfolio was calculated with an excellent yield of 1.82% and deviation of 5.77% on a monthly basis which corresponds to the minimum deviation of the selected stocks. Calculated optimal portfolio achieves better expected value than investing in stock index CROBEX, which for the same period achieves the expected result of -0.02%.
Subjects: 
optimal portfolio
diversification
asset allocation
stock
cash fund
risk
fundamental analysis
JEL: 
G11
C61
Document Type: 
Article
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