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Prime 10 Posts from 2020: COVID-19, The Silent Melancholy, Damodaran


1. Aswath Damodaran on Valuations amid COVID-19: “Go Again to Fundamentals”

Don’t abandon valuation fundamentals throughout the COVID-19 disaster, says Aswath Damodaran: “It’s exactly instances like these that they matter most.” Julie Hammond, CFA, discusses insights from Damodaran’s presentation on the 73rd CFA Institute Annual Digital Convention.

2. Republicans or Democrats: Who Is Higher for the Financial system?

Ought to we ignore claims that one political social gathering or one other is healthier for markets? Joachim Klement, CFA, sifts via the proof.

3. Studying Monetary Information: The Prime 10 Avoidable Distractions

“Shares rallied as a result of . . . ” Many varieties of monetary information tales are finest prevented. Binod Shankar, CFA, identifies those who most should be ignored.

4. Know What You Don’t Know: Six Suggestions from Howard Marks, CFA

“Superior investing has to return from right idiosyncratic selections,” Howards Marks, CFA, advised John Authers on the 73rd CFA Institute Annual Digital Convention. Peter M.J. Gross considers Marks’s vantage level.

5. The Silent Melancholy: Trundling Is the New Booming

What do speeches by President Jimmy Carter and John Belushi’s Bluto Blutarsky say about in the present day’s financial system? Emil Kalinowski, CFA, offers his take.

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6. Redefining Fastened Revenue

The golden age of mounted earnings is over, Mark Armbruster, CFA, writes. Which means we have now to rethink portfolio administration and threat management.

7. The Novelty of the Coronavirus: What It Means for Markets

Does market historical past supply any parallels to in the present day’s novel coronavirus disaster? Laurence B. Siegel weighs in.

8. Non-public Fairness: Fooling A few of the Individuals The entire Time?

“This time is totally different” may be the 4 most harmful phrases in investing. “Uncorrelated returns” may be the 2 most profitable. So does non-public fairness really supply any? Nicolas Rabener examines the info.



9. Unfavorable Curiosity Charges: The Logical Absurdity

“In and of themselves, upside-down charges — nearly completely restricted to the sovereign bonds area — do make sense,” Emil Kalinowski, CFA, writes. “They reveal the excessive value of staying solvent.”

10. Non-public Fairness vs. Enterprise Capital: Reverse Funding Mindsets

Non-public fairness and enterprise capital performance-enhancing methods aren’t simply totally different, says Sebastien Canderle, they’re exact opposites.

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All posts are the opinion of the creator. As such, they shouldn’t be construed as funding recommendation, nor do the opinions expressed essentially replicate the views of CFA Institute or the creator’s employer.

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Paul McCaffrey

Paul McCaffrey is the editor of Enterprising Investor at CFA Institute. Beforehand, he served as an editor on the H.W. Wilson Firm. His writing has appeared in Monetary Planning and DailyFinance, amongst different publications. He holds a BA in English from Vassar School and an MA in journalism from the Metropolis College of New York (CUNY) Graduate College of Journalism.

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