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A note on the integration of the alpha alignment factor and earnings forecasting models in producing more efficient Markowitz Frontiers

Published on Apr 1, 2015in International Journal of Forecasting
· DOI :10.1016/j.ijforecast.2014.12.005
Bijan Beheshti1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract
There is a rich body of literature describing the association of earnings forecasting models with stock returns. We use an earnings forecasting model that employs the forecasted earnings yield, earnings per share forecast revisions, and breadth of earnings per share forecasts to serve as a stock selection model. The earnings forecasting model is an input to a portfolio optimization analysis in which fundamental and statistical-based risk models are used. Moreover, an alpha alignment factor is employed to aid in portfolio construction.
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