• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 31, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Improved Constrained Portfolio Selection Model using Particle Swarm Optimization


Objective: The main objective of this study is to improve the extended Markowitz mean-variance portfolio selection model by introducing a new constraint known as expert opinion practicable for portfolio selection in real-life situation. Methods: This new extended model consists of four constraints namely: bounds on holdings, cardinality, minimum transaction lots, and expert opinion. The first three constraints have been presented in other researches in literature. The fourth constraint introduced in this study is an essential parameter in making and guiding a realistic portfolio selection. To solve this new extended model an efficient heuristic method of Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) was engaged with existing benchmark data in the literature. Results: The outcome of the computational results obtained in this study with the new extended Markowitz mean-variance portfolio selection model proposed in this study and solved with PSO showed an improved performance over existing algorithm in particular GA in different instances of the data set used. Conclusion: The study evolves a new extended portfolio selection model and the findings demonstrate the superiority of PSO performance in solving portfolio selection problem in comparison with GA algorithm.
Keywords: Constraints, Expert Opinion, Genetic Algorithm, Particle Swarm Optimization, Portfolio Selection


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