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Tesla: The Slow Death of a Growth Story

May 22, 2019 // Andrew Cornell

Tesla’s significant drop, 35% year to date compared to the S&P up 14%, has investors looking for answers.  How this could have happened may best be explained by looking at how Tesla’s stock price got as high as it did.

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Tesla: The Slow Death of a Growth Story

Tesla’s significant drop, 35% year to date compared to the S&P up 14%, has investors looking for answers.  How this could have happened may best be explained by looking at…

Hedge Funds Should Hege

For those of you who have been following this blog, you know we have been wringing our hands about the level of the market, particularly the market for high flying…

Energy and Investing: An Update

In Energy and Investing, Cornell (2019), I stressed that a critical aspect of the transitions from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy was the sheer size and scope of…

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Our thinking is based on the proposition that future cash flow is the ultimate source of value. Although this seems self-evident, we believe that situations arise in which market prices diverge from levels consistent with a rational assessment of future cash flow. Those situations serve as the basis for our investment decision making.

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Energy and Investing: Assessing the Political Risk

February 18, 2019 // Bradford Cornell

The public debate regarding climate change rages daily in the popular press and in the halls of Washington. This report takes a different tack and focuses on the investment implications of what we call the great transformation away from reliance on carbon-based fuels.

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The Conceptual Foundations Of Investing

This book explains the conceptual foundations of investing to improve investor performance. There are a host of investment mistakes that can be avoided by such an understanding. One example involves the trade-off between risk and return. The trade-off seems to imply that if you bear more risk you will have higher long-run average returns. That conclusion is false. It is possible to bear a great deal of risk and get no benefit in terms of higher average return.