Practical analysis for investment professionals

Economics


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?

Impact-Weighted Accounting: The Missing Ingredient?

Can Impact-Weighted Accounting (IWA) help unlock ESG Alpha for investors?

Bernoulli’s Prisoner’s Dilemma: A Goals-Based Perspective

Can goals-based portfolio theory bridge normative and descriptive investment theories?

Fraud and Deception Detection: Text-Based Analysis

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

The Price of Nature

To avoid a tragedy of the commons, we need to develop a formal method to price nature assets.

On-Demand Pay: Is It Here to Stay?

The pandemic has spurred the development of Employer Salary Advance Schemes (ESAS), or on-demand pay.

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

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