The Asset Market Game ∗


This paper models asset markets as a game where assets pay according to an arbitrary payoff matrix, investors decide on fractions of wealth to allocate to each asset, and prices result from market clearing. The only pure-strategy Nash equilibrium is to split wealth proportionally to the assets’ expected returns, which can be interpreted as investing according to the fundamentals. Further, the equilibrium strategy is evolutionarily stable in the sense of Schaffer (1988). We also study the stability properties of the equilibrium in an evolutionary dynamics where wealth flows with higher probability into those strategies that obtain higher realized payoffs.

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@inproceedings{AlsFerrer2003TheAM, title={The Asset Market Game ∗}, author={Carlos Al{\'o}s-Ferrer and Ana B. Ania and Piero Gottardi and Thorsten Hens and Manfred Nermuth and Gerhard Orosel}, year={2003} }