Mutual Fund Performance in a Nonsymmetrical World: A Case for the Upside Deviation

Kochman, Ladd; Badarinathi, Ravij
January 2001
American Business Review;Jan2001, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p46
Academic Journal
Examines the performance of mutual funds in terms of asset returns distribution in the United States. Indicators of above-average performance; Calculation of standard and upside deviations for growth funds; Methods for evaluating portfolio performance.


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