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The case against terminal multiples

When building a discounted cashflow model, both common modeling approaches are wrong. But one happens to be useful. “Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful” George E. P. Box, British mathemati…

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Correlation matrices have to be what now?

Avoid explaining the mathematical theory of eigenvalues and positive definite matrices by giving a finance answer. Talking about eigenvalues in a client meeting is asking for trouble because the mathematical…

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When to use positive-negative in financial modeling

The pros and cons of positive-positive and positive-negative in financial modeling. In finance, it’s often meekly agreed upon that everyone is right. “Well yes, of course, circumstance dependent, both approac…

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