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Global Financial Data Adds Data on Warren Buffett’s Favorite indicator

Co-Authored by Michelle Kangas & Dr. Bryan Taylor   Warrant Buffett once said that the stock market capitalization to GDP Ratio (MC/GDP) is “probably the best measure of where valuations stand at any given moment.”  Global Financial Data has decided to follow in Warren Buffett’s footsteps...

300 years of the Equity-Risk Premium

The equity-risk premium (ERP) is one of the most important variables in finance. It tells investors how much a risky investment such as stocks returns relative to a risk-free investment such as government bonds.  Any history of the equity premium shows that its value is not constant.  It...

Dunkin’ Doesn’t Do Donuts but they Do Do Profits

I often crave donuts being the sugar lover that I am. And I am not alone here at Global Financial Data.  On the way to the office there is a local Donut shop called Rose Donuts & Cafe, which has the best donuts as is depicted in Figure 1 — fluffy, fresh, overly large delights such as maple...

Paul Volcker, the Man Who Changed the Equity Risk Premium

On December 9, Paul Volcker, who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank from 1979 to 1987, died at the age of 92.  Paul Volcker changed the shape of the economy and of financial markets.   The Rise and Fall of Interest Rates Paul Volcker is known for two things.  He instituted the...

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