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Economics - Financial Economics | Introduction to Financial Forecasting in Investment Analysis

Introduction to Financial Forecasting in Investment Analysis

Guerard, John

2013, XI, 236 p. 20 illus., 10 illus. in color.

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  • Comprehensive and accessible coverage of forecasting tools, techniques, and methodologies—as they apply to financial and investment analysis
  • Makes extensive use of historical data to illustrate both long- and short-term trends
  • Concepts are illustrated through real-life examples of companies such as Intel, General Electric, and Hitachi

Forecasting—the art and science of predicting future outcomes—has become a crucial skill in business and economic analysis. This volume introduces the reader to the tools, methods, and techniques of forecasting, specifically as they apply to financial and investing decisions.  With an emphasis on “earnings per share” (eps), the author presents a data-oriented text on financial forecasting, understanding financial data, assessing firm financial strategies (such as share buybacks and R&D spending), creating efficient portfolios, and hedging stock portfolios with financial futures.  The opening chapters explain how to understand economic fluctuations and how the stock market leads the general economic trend; introduce the concept of portfolio construction and how movements in the economy influence stock price movements; and introduce the reader to the forecasting process, including exponential smoothing and time series model estimations.  Subsequent chapters examine the composite index of leading economic indicators (LEI); review financial statement analysis and mean-variance efficient portfolios; and assess the effectiveness of analysts’ earnings forecasts.  Using data from such firms as Intel, General Electric, and Hitachi, Guerard demonstrates how forecasting tools can be applied to understand the business cycle, evaluate market risk, and demonstrate the impact of global stock selection modeling and portfolio construction.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Box-Jenkins model - Business cycle - Earnings per shares (eps) - Financial statement - Forecasting - Hedging - Leading economic indicators (LEIs) - Markowitz portfolio analysis - Portfolio construction - Sharpe portfolio analysis - Time series analysis

Related subjects » Finance & Banking - Financial Economics - Quantitative Finance

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