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Publication Name: Musings on Markets

Brief description: Aswath Damodaran's not so profound thoughts about valuation, corporate finance and the news of the day!

Joined: August 20th, 2011

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Musings on Markets wrote a new blog post titled Tax Reform, 2017: Promise of Plenty or Poisoned Chalice?

Every decade or two, the political class in the United States wakes up to the reality that the US tax code, as written, is an abomination that encourages and rewards bad behavior, and works on a tax reform package. In each iteration (and I have had a front row seat with the 1986, 1993 and 2001 attempts), the reformers start with the claim that the changes they make will make the system “fairer” and “simpler”, with the added bonus of increasing economic growth. And with each one, the end result...
(46 days ago)

Musings on Markets wrote a new blog post titled A Tesla 2017 Update: A Disruptive Force with a Debt Problem!

These are certainly exciting times for Tesla. The first production version of the Tesla 3 was unveiled on July 28, with few surprises on the details and plenty of good reviews. Elon Musk was his usual self, alternating between celebrating success and warning investors in the stock that the company was approaching "manufacturing hell", as it ramped up its production schedule to meet its target of producing 10,000 cars a week. It is perhaps to cover the cash burn in manufacturing hell that Tesla...
(102 days ago)

Musings on Markets wrote a new blog post titled The Crypto Currency Debate: Future of Money or Speculative Hype?

When it comes to any finance-related questions, I am fair game, and those questions usually span the spectrum, from what I think about Warren Buffett (or why I don't agree with everything he says) to whether tech stocks are in a bubble (a perennial question for worry warts). In the last few months, though, I have noticed that I have been getting more and more questions about crypto currencies, especially Bitcoin and Ether, and whether the price surges we have seen in these currencies are...
(111 days ago)