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Create horizontal bar chart of category returns

Since R2023a



categoryReturnsChart(BrinsonPAObj) creates a horizontal bar chart of portfolio and benchmark category returns, aggregated over all time periods using a brinsonAttribution object.


h = categoryReturnsChart(ax,BrinsonPAObj) additionally returns the figure handle h.


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This example shows how to create a brinsonAttribution object that you can then use with the categoryReturnsChart function to generate a bar chart of category returns.

Prepare Data

Create a table for the monthly prices for four assets.

 GM =[17.82;22.68;19.37;20.28];
 HD = [39.79;39.12;40.67;40.96];
 KO = [38.98;39.44;40.00;40.20];
 PG = [56.38;57.08;57.76;55.54];
 MonthlyPrices  = table(GM,HD,KO,PG);

Use tick2ret to define the monthly returns.

MonthlyReturns = tick2ret(MonthlyPrices.Variables)';
  [NumAssets,NumPeriods] = size(MonthlyReturns); 

Define the periods.

Period = ones(NumAssets*NumPeriods,1);
  for k = 1:NumPeriods
      Period(k*NumAssets+1:end,1) = Period(k*NumAssets,1) + 1;

Define the categories (sectors) for the four assets.

Name = repmat(string(MonthlyPrices.Properties.VariableNames(:)),NumPeriods,1);
  Categories = repmat(categorical([ ...
      "Consumer Discretionary"; ...
      "Consumer Discretionary"; ...
      "Consumer Staples"; ...
      "Consumer Staples"]),NumPeriods,1);

Define benchmark and portfolio weights.

BenchmarkWeight = repmat(1./NumAssets.*ones(NumAssets, 1),NumPeriods,1);
  PortfolioWeight = repmat([1;0;1;1]./3,NumPeriods,1);

Create AssetTable Input

Create AssetTable as the input for the brinsonAttribution object.

  AssetTable = table(Period, Name, ...
      MonthlyReturns(:), Categories, PortfolioWeight, BenchmarkWeight, ...
AssetTable=12×6 table
    Period    Name     Return             Category           PortfolioWeight    BenchmarkWeight
    ______    ____    _________    ______________________    _______________    _______________

      1       "GM"      0.27273    Consumer Discretionary        0.33333             0.25      
      1       "HD"    -0.016838    Consumer Discretionary              0             0.25      
      1       "KO"     0.011801    Consumer Staples              0.33333             0.25      
      1       "PG"     0.012416    Consumer Staples              0.33333             0.25      
      2       "GM"     -0.14594    Consumer Discretionary        0.33333             0.25      
      2       "HD"     0.039622    Consumer Discretionary              0             0.25      
      2       "KO"     0.014199    Consumer Staples              0.33333             0.25      
      2       "PG"     0.011913    Consumer Staples              0.33333             0.25      
      3       "GM"      0.04698    Consumer Discretionary        0.33333             0.25      
      3       "HD"    0.0071306    Consumer Discretionary              0             0.25      
      3       "KO"        0.005    Consumer Staples              0.33333             0.25      
      3       "PG"    -0.038435    Consumer Staples              0.33333             0.25      

Create brinsonAttribution Object

Use brinsonAttribution to create the brinsonAttribution object.

  BrinsonPAobj = brinsonAttribution(AssetTable)
BrinsonPAobj = 
  brinsonAttribution with properties:

                  NumAssets: 4
         NumPortfolioAssets: 3
         NumBenchmarkAssets: 4
                 NumPeriods: 3
              NumCategories: 2
                  AssetName: [4x1 string]
                AssetReturn: [4x3 double]
              AssetCategory: [4x3 categorical]
       PortfolioAssetWeight: [4x3 double]
       BenchmarkAssetWeight: [4x3 double]
    PortfolioCategoryReturn: [2x3 double]
    BenchmarkCategoryReturn: [2x3 double]
    PortfolioCategoryWeight: [2x3 double]
    BenchmarkCategoryWeight: [2x3 double]
            PortfolioReturn: 0.0598
            BenchmarkReturn: 0.0540
               ActiveReturn: 0.0059

Generate Horizontal Bar Chart for Category Returns

Use the brinsonAttribution object with categoryReturnsChart to generate a horizontal bar chart of portfolio and benchmark category returns, aggregated over all time periods.


Input Arguments

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brinsonAttribution object to analyze performance attribution. Use brinsonAttribution to create the brinsonAttribution object.

Data Types: object

(Optional) Valid axis object, specified as an ax object that you create using axes. categoryReturnsChart creates the plot on the axes specified by the optional ax argument instead of on the current axes (gca). The optional argument ax can precede any of the input argument combinations. If you do not specify an axes object, categoryReturnsChart plots into the current axes.

Data Types: object

Output Arguments

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Figure handle for the category returns chart, returned as handle object. You can use the figure handle to access and change the properties of the chart.

Version History

Introduced in R2023a