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Aswath Damodaran

Benzinga Contributor

February 12, 2018 10:36 AM
The last week has been a roller coaster ride, though more down than up, and investors have done what they always do during market crises. The fe ...
October 30, 2017 12:22 PM
My last post on Bitcoin got me some push back and I am glad that it did. I would rather be read, and disagreed with, than not read at all. I have ...
October 25, 2017 12:16 PM
As I have noted with my earlier posts on crypto currencies, in general, and bitcoin, in particular, I find myself disagreeing with both its most ...
June 06, 2017 4:53 PM
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, i ...
February 17, 2016 6:13 PM
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). Need I say more? Just the mention of those companies cleaves market participants ...
February 16, 2016 6:09 PM
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL), the two companies jockeying for the  prize of "largest market cap company in ...
January 26, 2016 2:05 PM
In corporate finance, the decision on whether to borrow money, and if so, how much has divided both practitioners and theorists for as long as the ...
January 21, 2016 3:58 PM
In my last post, I looked at the cost of capital, a measure of what it costs firms to raise capital. That capital, if put to good use by businesses, s ...
January 14, 2016 5:21 PM
In this post, the fourth in my data update series, I turn my focus to the cost of capital. While the discussion of cost of capital is often obscur ...
January 12, 2016 4:24 PM
I had a long  post on country risk in July 2015, as part of series of posts on the topic. At the time of the post, the Chinese market wa ...
January 10, 2016 4:57 PM
In both corporate finance and valuation, interest rates and exchange rates play a big role, the former because they form the basis for estimating ...
January 04, 2016 3:55 PM
Like most of you, I start every new year with optimism and hopeful resolutions, but the first week each year for the last two decades has been what ...
December 29, 2015 11:31 AM
I saw the newest Star Wars movie last week and it brought back memories that stretch back almost four decades. Watching Harrison Ford and Carrie F ...
December 21, 2015 9:00 AM
In my last two posts, I first looked at Yahoo, in the context of the challenges associated with turning around an aging technology company, and then ...