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Read More## What is the Gordon Growth Model?

The Gordon growth model, or GGM, is used to calculate the intrinsic value of a stock from future dividends. The model only works for companies that pay out dividends, which have a constant growth rate.

Read More## What is Modern Portfolio Theory and Portfolio Risk?

Modern Portfolio Theory is a theory presented in 1952 by Harry Markowitz on how risk-averse investors can create portfolios to maximize the return on investments based on the optimal levels of risk.

Read More## What Is Stock Valuation?

Stock valuation is the process of determining the current (or projected) worth of a stock at a given time period. There are 2 main ways to value stocks: absolute and relative valuation.

Read More## What Is Capital Budgeting?

Capital budgeting is a process that helps determine whether a firm should invest in something or not. When businesses want to buy new long term assets such as new machinery or start a new project, it is imperative to consider if it would be worth it or not.

Read More## What Is Optimal Capital Structure?

The optimal capital structure of a firm is the right combination of equity and debt financing. It allows the firm to have a minimum cost of capital while having the maximum market value.

Read More## What Is Compound Interest?

Compound interest is the interest on the initial principal as well as the interest from the prior periods. It is also referred to as interest on interest.

Read More## What is Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)?

The WACC is the average cost of raising capital from all sources, including equity, common shares, preferred shares, and debt. It represents the required return firms should earn to satisfy their investors.

Read More## What Is Present Value?

The present value is the current value of future cash flows at a specific rate of return. The present value indicates that an amount of money today has a higher value than that same amount in the future.

Read More## What Is Cost of Equity?

To compensate for the risks that shareholders take, firms pay them in return. The theoretical return the firm pays its shareholders is known as the cost of equity. In other words, the cost of equity is the rate of returns a firm pays to its shareholders.

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