The geometric-mean argument and the recently developed Almost Stochastic Dominance criterion have been employed to make the case for "stocks for the long run". We show that Almost Stochastic Dominance and the geometric-mean argument do not necessarily support long-run investment in equities. In fact, for standard preferences bonds may be preferred to stocks for the long run while stocks are preferred for shorter horizons.
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The helpful comments and suggestions of three anonymous referees of this journal is gratefully acknowledged. The author thanks the Zagagi Fund for financial support of this research.
- Asset allocation
- Investment horizon
- Stochastic Dominance