# Morningstar - Q4 2020 - 65

```EXHIBIT 1

Risk and Expected Return Without Taxes
Expected Return
12%

INDI

EFFI

CIEN

T

TI
FRON

ITH
ER W

TA X E
OUT

FFE

CE
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VE

9

6

Reference Portfolio

S

3
0

0%
5
Standard Deviation

10

15

20

25

the optimal portfolio. This is where expected utility
is highest among efficient portfolios. Because
I have assumed that the reference portfolio is the
optimal portfolio, the point of tangency is the
point of the reference portfolio.
1
( )
U E,V = u (1 + E ) + u"(1 + E )V
2
Mean-Variance Optimization
for the Joint
O - 1 Problem
Asset-Allocation and -Location
(1 + E ) O , O ≠ 1
1
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has two accounts, one
u (1 + E ) =that the-investor
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fraction of assets in the taxable account, so that
-1
) =fraction in the
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m
m
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,
x
U
xi xjthe
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ij
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i =1
i =1 j=1
max
x , x , ... , x earns pretax returns. In the last issue,
account
m
I showed how
tax rate, i ,
≥effective
0
= 1, xan
s.t. toxiderive
i
for asset classi =1i. Effective tax rates allow us
to convert pretax expected returns and standard
max U ( x ' , x ' x ) s.t. x ' = 1, x ≥ 0
deviations into their aftertax counterparts:

∑

1

2

∑∑

m

∑

Source: Morningstar.

EXHIBIT 2

Risk and Expected Return With Taxable and Tax-Advantaged Accounts

Ai

Expected Return
12%

R
RONTIE
IENT F
E F F I C O U T TA X E S
WITH

JOIN

T

IENT
EFFIC

FRONT

9

IER

6

Optimal Joint Portfolio

RVE
INDIFFERENCE CU

Optimal Joint Net Worth Portfolio

0
0%
5
Standard Deviation

10

15

20

25

Source: Morningstar.

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increase in expected return needed to compensate
for increased risk increases.
We could draw indifference curves that are
above the efficient frontier and that intersect the
efficient frontier. However, there is a unique
indifference curve that is tangent to the efficient
frontier, the point of tangency being that of

)

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max
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an m× m matrix,ln(T,1 +inEwhich
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vectors of
B
(1 + E ) O
m
m m
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and
maximize
the expected utility of
i =1 W
j=1
maxBWso as toi =1W
x , x , ... , x
aftertax
returnm over the portfolio as a whole.
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onlyxi for
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i
also for asseti =1
location. Thus, I refer to it as
the
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VxW' (its
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2

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i

Ai

indifference curve in E X HI BI T 1 . An indifference
curve shows all combinations of expected
return and standard deviation that result in the
same level of expected returns. Indifference curves
are upward sloping at an increasing rate,
showing that an investor is willing to take on
return, but as we increase the level of risk, the

i

= ( 1 -  i ) i
Ai
1
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2

1

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max U ( T A + B )' , ( T A + B ) ' ( T A + B )
1
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budget
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allocations to the different asset classes in each
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# Morningstar - Q4 2020

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