Title: Combinatorial portfolio selection with the ELECTRE III method: case study of the stock exchange of Thailand

Authors: Veera Boonjing; Laor Boongasame

Addresses: International College, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand ' Department of Business Computer, Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract: Various techniques of portfolio selection are applied to interpret the status of the market and predict the market's future trend, but they are not beneficial to small investors because these techniques should be administered by an expert. In addition, these techniques cannot help investors compare business on ambiguity multi-criteria and desire accumulation of data about the market. Therefore, portfolio selection with two significant financial ratios using the ELECTRE III method is proposed for small investors to make trading decisions. In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of this research, it is compared to the situation where a fix-percentage allocation existed and data was collected from the stock exchange of Thailand (SET). Empirical results show that portfolio selection with the ELECTRE III method offer significantly better ranking performance than the fix-percentage allocation method.

Keywords: portfolio selection; ELECTRE III method; net profit margin; dividend yield; stocks; Thailand.

DOI: 10.1504/AAJFA.2017.087506

Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting, 2017 Vol.7 No.4, pp.351 - 362

Available online: 15 Oct 2017 *

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