The fact of the matter is that capital markets have moved away from a long-term mindset and more towards a focus on short-term results.  This trend has been well observed by market participants and academics alike, yet the question as to what will serve as a catalyst to reverse the trend remains. To this end, it’s worth highlighting a recently released white paper by The Generation Foundation and KKS Advisors focusing on the impact of regular Earnings Guidance.  Thorough examination of the topic leads to the following conclusions….

Michael Shavel, CFA, is the Research & Business Analyst at Cornerstone Capital Inc. and a former Research Analyst at AllianceBernstein’s Global Growth and Thematic team.

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