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Gain/Loss Variance Ratio


Gain/Loss variance is simply a ratio of asset gain variance to loss variance. Ratio greater (lower) then 1 manifest that gains are more (less) 'risky' that losses. \begin{equation} \text{GL Ratio}=\frac{GV}{LV} = \frac{E(r−E(r)|r\geq{0})^{2}}{E(r−E(r)|r\leq{0})^{2}} \end{equation}

\(GV\)
gain variance of asset returns
\(LV\)
loss variance of asset returns

Gain/Loss variance ratio of Gaussian distribution is equal to 1.


Function Reference
portfolio_gainLossVarianceRatio, position_gainLossVarianceRatio