Practical analysis for investment professionals

Drivers of Value


How Long Does Competitive Advantage Last? A Sector Analysis

Does a firm’s competitive advantage tend to endure longer in some sectors than others?

Aswath Damodaran on the COVID Crucible: A Play in Three Acts

"In most crises, young companies suffer at the expense of old companies, risk-on companies get hurt more than risk-off companies," Aswath Damodaran said. "This crisis seems to have flipped the script."

ESG Matters: Global Trends and Transitions

How are women growing in importance in the investment ecosystem? How are firms approaching the sustainability journey?

Beyond Intention: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Require Action

How did PNC integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) factors into its practices?

Fraud and Deception Detection: Text-Based Analysis

Technology can give investment pros a huge advantage in evaluating the truthfulness of company communications.

Jon Stein, CFA, on GameStop and the Market’s Trust Crisis

Betterment founder Jon Stein, CFA, shares his perspective on the GameStop fiasco.

Beware the Bubble? The US Stock Market Cap-to-GDP Ratio

The Buffett Indicator is flashing red and has been for a while now.

Myth-Busting: Low Rates Don’t Justify High Valuations

Lower interest rates may not, in fact, lead to higher P/E ratios.

Is Technology a New Asset Class?

Investors may need to pay more attention to tech than all other sectors combined.