BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2012 - Performance Analytics (http://www.taacomplete.com) - a leading provider of tactical asset allocation research for investment management - announces a significant upgrade to its suite of asset allocation models. Using its unique PAR Model™ for equities, Performance Analytics provides actionable, result-driven asset allocation research.
Performance Analytics has made the following enhancements to its U.S. equity models:
- Added new factors to the set used to forecast six-month returns of the S&P 500 index , increasing the number of factors from 15 to 22.
- Improved back-testing forecasting power (R-squared) for the S&P 500 to about 60% from 50% over the last five years. R-squared measures the portion of variability in index returns that was forecast correctly, with 0% being a pure-guess no-skill situation.
- Added four indices to its models: the S&P 100, S&P 600 Small Cap, S&P 500 Value, and S&P 500 Growth. Forecasting of expected six-month returns for these indices will allow investment managers to make informed allocation decisions in these segments of the market.
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