market portfolio


A concept used in Modern Portfolio Theory which refers to a hypothetical portfolio containing every security available to investors in a given market in amounts proportional to their market values.

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You should try and make sure that you keep up with your market portfolio and always look for new ways to improve it.

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While no one held a true market portfolio, the idea in principal made a lot of sense. It would be easier to identify trends and issues if a market portfolio was held.

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A market portfolio can help someone see every security available in their market (or a given market) and the proportional share that each security has of the full market's value.

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