Examining the Performance of a Value Investing Heuristic: Evidence from the S&P/TSX 60 from 2001-2011

Otuteye, E., & Siddiquee, M. (2013). Examining The Performance of a Value Investing Heuristic: Evidence From The S&P/TSX 60 From 2001-2011. Journal of Business Economics & Finance, 2(4), 67-81

14 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2013 Last revised: 17 Oct 2017

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Eben Otuteye

Faculty of Management, University of New Brunswick

Mohammad Siddiquee

Department of Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management, Mount Saint Vincent University

Date Written: May 17, 2012

Abstract

Heuristics are useful practical tools for cutting through the complex confluence of uncertainty, limited information and bounded rationality. We develop a simple heuristic for making value investing decisions based on profitability, financial stability, susceptibility to bankruptcy, and margin of safety. As an empirical test, we apply this heuristic to the S&P/TSX 60 group of companies of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Analysis of the data shows that the portfolio that is picked from the S&P/TSX 60 by the heuristic has desirable characteristics required of value portfolios. Thus the heuristic can be viewed as a reliable set of value investing decision criteria.

Keywords: Value investing, Heuristic, Value premium, Skewness

JEL Classification: G11

Suggested Citation

Otuteye, Eben and Siddiquee, Mohammad, Examining the Performance of a Value Investing Heuristic: Evidence from the S&P/TSX 60 from 2001-2011 (May 17, 2012). Otuteye, E., & Siddiquee, M. (2013). Examining The Performance of a Value Investing Heuristic: Evidence From The S&P/TSX 60 From 2001-2011. Journal of Business Economics & Finance, 2(4), 67-81. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2252983 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2252983

Eben Otuteye (Contact Author)

Faculty of Management, University of New Brunswick ( email )

Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B5A3
Canada

Mohammad Siddiquee

Department of Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management, Mount Saint Vincent University ( email )

166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2J6
Canada
902-457-6931 (Phone)
902-445-2582 (Fax)

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