1 September 1993Financial Analysts JournalVolume 49, Issue 5
Estimating Expected Return
If we want to estimate expected return on individual securities or on a portfolio, we need theory. Estimates based on past data are inaccurate, partly because of the many ways in which people can "mine" past data. "Explaining average return" is like explaining variance, but does little to help us estimate expected return. Theory can help, though, by telling us how factors are priced and why factors and securities are mispriced.
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3 pages doi.org/10.2469/faj.v49.n5.36ISSN/ISBN: 0015-198X
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