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Aswath Damodaran


Aswath Damodaran on Valuations amid COVID-19: “Go Back to Basics”

Don't abandon valuation fundamentals during the COVID-19 crisis, says Aswath Damodaran.

Top 10 Posts from 2019: Damodaran, Marks, Shiller, and Buffett

The leading Enterprising Investor articles from 2019 feature insights from some of the top luminaries in all of finance.

Aswath Damodaran on the Disruption Dilemma

"What makes us uncomfortable about disruption is the uncertainty it brings into every number that we measure," says Aswath Damodaran.

Aswath Damodaran on Acquisitions: Just Say No

Aswath Damodaran has a blunt message for companies considering an acquisition: "Don't do it."

Weekend Reads from India: Social Choices, Intolerance, and Buybacks

Voting is an amalgamation of individual biases. When election results run contrary to popular sentiment, it exemplifies the irrationality involved in voting-based collective decisions. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, explores this phenomenon and more in this week's edition of Weekend Reads from India.

Weekend Reads: The “How To” Edition

This latest edition of Weekend Reads explores the joy of making lists, and provides a selection of how-to guides on measuring prosperity, investing internationally, killing an idea, being an impostor, and much more.

Aswath Damodaran on How to Invest Internationally

Aswath Damodaran believes investors make two common valuation errors when it comes to country risk exposure: They focus on countries instead of companies and obsess over past mistakes.

Insights from India: Opportunities, Aging Gracefully, and Averting Crises

At the 6th India Investment Conference in Mumbai, sessions discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the investment management industry in India.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Family Businesses, Pensions, and the Gekko Effect

Most studies of the impact of family ownership indicate that, on balance, family control is a good thing for stockholders. Family-controlled firms typically maintain a long-term perspective and strong balance sheets, and boast corporate cultures that have won the admiration of Warren Buffett. Credit Suisse has added to the body of research on family-controlled firms with the recent release of The Family Business Model, a global study which sought to better understand why family-run businesses outperform.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Montier, Musk, and Mauboussin

Central bankers in the US have long fixated on the equilibrium real interest rate (ERIR) as their lodestar, an obsession that GMO’s James Montier, in The Idolatry of Interest Rates, bemoans as “a massive exercise in navel gazing.” According to Montier, the broad acceptance of the theoretically dubious ERIR — the real interest rate consistent with full employment of labor and capital resources—is not an example of the wisdom of crowds, but rather “groupthink extraordinaire.” Further, investors’ collective preoccupation with interest rates as an economic “cure-all” and their “deification of central bankers” are equally misguided, says Montier.



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