Ex-Ante

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DEFINITION of 'Ex-Ante'

A term that refers to future events, such as future returns or prospects of a company. Using ex-ante analysis helps to give an idea of future movements in price or the future impact of a newly implemented policy.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Ex-Ante'

An example of ex-ante analysis is when an investment company values a stock ex-ante and then compares the predicted results to the actual movement of the stock's price.

In Latin it means "before the event".

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