Dynamic allocations for currency investment strategies

Kei Nakagawa, Ryuta Sakemoto

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This study conducts out-of-sample tests for returns on individual currency investment strategies and the weights on the universe of these strategies. We focus on five investment strategies: carry, momentum, value, dollar carry, and conditional FX correlation risk. The performances of our predictive models are evaluated using both statistical and economic measures. Within a dynamic asset allocation framework, an investor adjusts investment strategy weights based on the results of the prediction models. We find that our predictive model outperforms our benchmark, which uses historical average information in terms of statistical and economic measures. When the Sharpe ratio of the benchmark model is 0.52, our predictive model generates an economic gain of approximately 1.16% per annum over the benchmark. These findings are robust to the changes in investors’ risk aversion and target volatility for portfolio optimization.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Finance
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Currency portfolio
  • economic value
  • out-of-sample predictability
  • portfolio optimization
  • risk diversification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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