Prof Aswath damodaran is an authority on Corporate Finance, sharing his latest post where he defines why we should welcome the Uncertainty. If you can value companies early in the life cycle, you cannot do so with any degree of confidence. I concede that point, but that is exactly why I would try to value them!
I know that statement makes little sense, but to solidify my argument, take a look at the following list of five assets/entities and rank them on the basis of the confidence you will feel in valuing each one. Continue reading “Welcome the Uncertainty”
Two monks argue about a flag.
One says, “The flag is moving.”
The other says, “The wind is moving.”
The Sixth Patriarch happens to walk by and remarks, “Not the wind, not the flag; mind is moving.”
Markets exist as where capital, investors and investments intersect in the form of securities. It is where the buying and selling of debt and equity occurs. Those with capital can invest in or lend to those who can put it to better potential long-term use, be they start-ups or existing companies or governments.
Media is a business form that creates content, which then attracts an audience. Media then monetizes that primarily by selling access to this audience to its advertisers.
Continue reading “The MEDIA and The MARKET :)”
BITCOIN has been the buzz word these days after the crisis . What in the world is a BITCOIN?”
Let’s start by looking at our current monetary system. In most countries, a small tiny banking elite exercises total control over that nation’s money supply. And we’re just supposed to trust them to be good guys.
Yet central bankers around the world have conjured trillions of dollars out of thin air, debasing the money’s value. It’s a concept any six-year old can understand. If money grew on trees, it wouldn’t be worth very much.
This is one of the key reasons why people buy gold. You can’t just conjure gold out of thin air. It takes years of exploration and investment to pull it out of the ground. In the information age, though, we have an alternative. Continue reading “BITCOIN – The buzz”
Today, we have chosen a very basic but, yet very interesting topic to discuss. “Financial Economics” Though seems 2 different branches but, when merged together it produces an extremely different class in finance. Today, we will start our discussion with what economics & finance mean independently, how both the classes are different from each other and finally what “Financial Economics” means to us.
Although Finance & Economics often taught and presented as very separate disciplines, economics and finance are interrelated and inform and influence each other. Investors care about these studies because they also influence the markets to a great degree. Continue reading “Finance, Economics & Financial Economics: Back-To-School”