Q) How would I get Long Term Growth estimates from IBES? Which variable should I choose when fpi =1 and fpi = 2?
A) When getting Long Term Growth (LTG) estimates from IBES, be sure to select 'Announce Date' as the date variable in Step One of the web query. This is necessary because there is no forecast period end date (FPEDATS) for LTG estimates.
LTG estimates are defined by FPI=0, so it is not possible to get LTG estimates for other values of FPI.