Optimal investment strategy to minimize occupation time
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We find the optimal investment strategy to minimize the expected time that an individual’s wealth stays below zero, the so-called occupation time. The individual consumes at a constant rate and invests in a Black-Scholes financial market consisting of one riskless and one risky asset, with the risky asset’s price process following a geometric Brownian motion. We also consider an extension of this problem by penalizing the occupation time for the degree to which wealth is negative.
KeywordsOccupation time Optimal investment Stochastic control Free-boundary problem
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