portfolio

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n portfolio the role of the head of a government department "he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"
    • n portfolio a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather "he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio"
    • n portfolio a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution "they were disappointed by the poor returns on their stock portfolio"
    • n portfolio a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers "the artist had put together a portfolio of his work","every actor has a portfolio of photographs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Portfolio A portable case for holding loose papers, prints, drawings, etc.
    • Portfolio Hence: The office and functions of a minister of state or member of the cabinet; as, to receive the portfolio of war; to resign the portfolio.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n portfolio A movable receptacle for detached papers or prints, usually in the form of a complete book-cover with a flexible back, and fastened with strings or clasps.
    • n portfolio Figuratively, the office of a minister of state: as, he holds the portfolio of education (that is, he has charge of the documents, etc., connected with that department); he has received the portfolio of the home department.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Portfolio pōrt-fō′li-ō a portable case for loose papers, drawings, &c.: a collection of such papers: the office of a minister of state.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. portefeuille,; porter, to carry + feuille, a leaf. See Port to carry, and Folio
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. portafolio—L. portāre, to carry, folium, a leaf.

Usage

In literature:

Once I went to a rush of Maoris, near Job's Gully, and Scott came along with his portfolio, a small pick, pan, and shovel.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
It was especially sketchable, and "bits" of it were carried away in many an artist's portfolio.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
It was natural that Lincoln should offer him the state portfolio, and Seward accepted it.
"American Men of Action" by Burton E. Stevenson
The documents are all in this portfolio under my elbow.
"Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2" by Various
Some friend sent the portfolio supposed to contain them to the queen.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He sat on the steps propping a big portfolio on his knees.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
The Commissioner went to a drawer and pulled out from it a portfolio filled with loose pieces of paper.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
When Cardinal Mazarin died in 1661, the young king was asked to whom the ministers should bring their portfolios.
"A Short History of France" by Mary Platt Parmele
He made endless dissections, and gradually accumulated a large portfolio of drawings.
"Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work" by P. Chalmers Mitchell
The portfolio is a bench requirement that no jeweler can afford to be without.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
He brought his portfolio and a drawing of the church to show, but we did not buy anything.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
Then one night he went to his office, carrying a leather portfolio in his hand.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Smooth understood the P's and Q's of the thing, without examining further into the portfolio.
"The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth" by Timothy Templeton
There are many portfolios.
"Rembrandt" by Mortimer Menpes
Meyerbeer had kept it in his portfolio for years, awaiting the time when Mme.
"Great Singers, Second Series" by George T. Ferris
With Portfolio of 27 Plates.
"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 3: New-England Sunday" by Henry M. Brooks
Here he took from a portfolio which he carried a square of paper which he proceeded to lay out on a table standing conveniently near.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
In 1850, President Fillmore offered him the portfolio of Secretary of War, which he declined.
"From the Darkness Cometh the Light, or Struggles for Freedom" by Lucy A. Delaney
I'm not to be left here to feed in solitude, and without e'er a portfolio or picture.
"Girlhood and Womanhood" by Sarah Tytler
M. Kerenski, Minister without portfolio.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
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In poetry:

The Beaver brought paper,portfolio, pens,
And ink in unfailing supplies:
While strange creepy creatures came out of their dens,
And watched them with wondering eyes.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Then other perks and privileges happened such aa these;
The Minister controlling Rain and State Corroborees
Got all his ochre on the nod -- in other words, his clothes.
So portfolios were coveted, as you may well suppose.
"In The First Elective Ministry" by C J Dennis

In news:

A longtime friend of Li Ka-shing, he built up the Hip Shing Hong Group portfolio of choice properties in Hong Kong.
Berniko, LLC has announced the arrival of the newest addition to their portfolio: Fortuna .
A freelancer 's online portfolio featuring look-alike projects suggests you'll get nothing for your money other than work this gig economy wannabe has done for someone else already.
They were primarily interested in the growth potential of Mail.ru, which made up about two-thirds of Digital Sky's portfolio.
AL Gulf Coast Terminals, LLC, a majority owned portfolio company of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC, has closed a $305 million financing supported by the ownership interests in its subsidiary, Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company LLC (HFOTCO).
Carrillo Cardinal Series, and he claims that it's the strongest, most full-bodied cigar in his entire brand portfolio.
INDIVIDUAL investors can't do much to improve the miserable performance of the stock market, but they may be able to help their own portfolios.
Federal authorities in New York have charged a former hedge fund portfolio manager with what they call the most lucrative insider trading scheme in U.
The 40 under 40 portfolio.
Xylem Inc, unveiled new additions to its Godwin dewatering portfolio.
Woman looking at man's portfolio Check-out-portfolio-620x480.
Once teacher candidates submit their portfolios online, trained reviewers from around the country will grade them on a scale of 1 to 5.
These portfolios generally offer higher yields than other types of portfolios, but they are also more vulnerable to economic and credit risk.
Family albums, prom portraits, street shots, spy satellites -- a portfolio of the exceptional local scene.
If it's time to sell some stocks to rebalance your portfolio, Money Magazine's Walter Updegrave has some advice on how to keep the tax man at bay.
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In science:

Stock or portfolio prices are often modeled by exponentiated random walk or Brownian motion.
Random walks that avoid their past convex hull
The effect of estimation noise (in the covariance matrix of financial returns) on the solution of the classical portfolio selection problem has been extensively studied, see e.g.
Exponential Weighting and Random-Matrix-Theory-Based Filtering of Financial Covariance Matrices for Portfolio Optimization
Several studies compare the performance of (some of ) these covariance estimation procedures (in the framework of classical portfolio optimization problem), see e.g.
Exponential Weighting and Random-Matrix-Theory-Based Filtering of Financial Covariance Matrices for Portfolio Optimization
The general conclusion of all these studies is that reducing the dimensionality of the problem by imposing some structure on the covariance matrix may be of great help in reducing the effect of measurement noise in the optimization of portfolios.
Exponential Weighting and Random-Matrix-Theory-Based Filtering of Financial Covariance Matrices for Portfolio Optimization
We show that this estimator can be very powerful in constructing portfolios with better risk characteristics.
Exponential Weighting and Random-Matrix-Theory-Based Filtering of Financial Covariance Matrices for Portfolio Optimization
It has been demonstrated empirically in Refs. [8, 9] and subsequently via simulations in Ref. that this technique is indeed very powerful for reducing the estimation noise of covariance matrices used in standard (mean–variance) portfolio optimization.
Exponential Weighting and Random-Matrix-Theory-Based Filtering of Financial Covariance Matrices for Portfolio Optimization
The usefulness of this procedure for portfolio optimization will also be illustrated.
Exponential Weighting and Random-Matrix-Theory-Based Filtering of Financial Covariance Matrices for Portfolio Optimization
Finally, we evaluate the performance of the estimators based on the standard deviation of the corresponding portfolio returns in the second period.
Exponential Weighting and Random-Matrix-Theory-Based Filtering of Financial Covariance Matrices for Portfolio Optimization
For example, for N = 100 the volatility of the optimal portfolio obtained by using this matrix is around 16 (annu. %), well above the values presented in Fig. 3.
Exponential Weighting and Random-Matrix-Theory-Based Filtering of Financial Covariance Matrices for Portfolio Optimization
It follows from (5) that the value of the portfolio Π, decreases to zero like exp(−t/εT ).
Stochastic arbitrage return and its implications for option pricing
In the presence of random endowments, one has to extend the domain of the problem and to consider portfolios with possibly negative values.
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
Lifetime portfolio selection under uncertainty: The continuoustime case.
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
MR456373 Pliska, S. R. (1986). A stochastic calculus model of continuous trading: Optimal portfolio.
Optimal investment with random endowments in incomplete markets
It follows from (5) that the value of the portfolio Π, decreases to zero like exp(−t/εT ).
Volatility smile and stochastic arbitrage returns
One may argue that from the point of view of practical portfolio optimization, cross–correlations are only a “second–order effect,” since they represent fluctuations around a certain trend described by the average returns of assets.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
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