Value Enhancement Using Momentum Indicators: The European Experience

Emerald Group Publishing
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International Journal of Managerial Finance, 2007, 3 (3), pp. 229 - 262
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Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this research is to study the extent to which various price and earnings momentum measures can be used to enhance portfolio performance by better timing entry into value stocks (and isolating those growth stocks that still have some period to run). Design/methodology/approach The paper uses the traditional methodology of ranking stocks on the basis of certain value and momentum measures (e.g. book-to-market, market return over some prior period), forming portfolios based on these rankings which are held for a specific period of time. The portfolios are formed on the basis of a single measure of multiple measures and the returns and associated p-values are calculated with the objective of determining how these portfolios perform relative to a benchmark portfolio composed of all the companies in the universe. The analysis is conducted on a database consisting of approximately 8,000 companies drawn from 15 European countries over the period from January 1989 to May 2004.
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