|Hassett, Stephen D.|
The Risk Premium Factor
A New Model for Understanding the Volatile Forces that Drive Stock Prices. + Website
Wiley Finance Editions
1. Edition October 2011
2011. 182 Pages, Hardcover
- Professional Book -
ISBN 978-1-118-09905-6 - John Wiley & Sons
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A radical, definitive explanation of the link between loss aversion theory, the equity risk premium and stock price, and how to profit from it
The Risk Premium Factor presents and proves a radical new theory that explains the stock market, offering a quantitative explanation for all the booms, busts, bubbles, and multiple expansions and contractions of the market we have experienced over the past half-century.
Written by Stephen D. Hassett, a corporate development executive, author and specialist in value management, mergers and acquisitions, new venture strategy, development, and execution for high technology, SaaS, web, and mobile businesses, the book convincingly demonstrates that the equity risk premium is proportional to long-term Treasury yields, establishing a connection to loss aversion theory.
* Explains stock prices from 1960 through the present including the 2008/09 "market meltdown"
* Shows how the S&P 500 has consistently reverted to values predicted by the model
* Solves the equity premium puzzle by showing that it is consistent with findings on loss aversion
* Demonstrates that three factors drive valuation and stock price: earnings, long term growth, and interest rates
Understanding the stock market is simple. By grasping the simplicity, business leaders, corporate decision makers, private equity, venture capital, professional, and individual investors will fully understand the system under which they operate, and find themselves empowered to make better decisions managing their businesses and investment portfolios.
From the contents
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Evolution of a Theory.
How This Book Is Structured.
As You Begin.
About the Author.
Chapter 1: Understanding the Simplicity of Valuation.
Rates, Compounding and Time Value.
Why Time Value Matters for the Stock Market.
Valuing a Perpetuity.
Constant Growth Equation: The Key to Understanding the Stock Market.
Not the First to Try This.
Why Growth Rate and Cost of Capital Matter.
P/E Ratio Expansion and Contraction.
CAPM, Risk Premium and Valuation.
Equity Risk Premium.
Impact of Risk Premium on Valuation.
Part I: Exploring the Risk Premium Factor Valuation Model.
Chapter 2: The Risk Premium Factor Valuation Model.
The RPF Model is Simple, but Does it Work?
Estimating the Risk Premium Factor (RPF).
Potential Causes for Shifts in the Risk Premium Factor.
Potential Weaknesses in RPF Theory and Methodology.
Adjusted Risk Free Rate.
Comparison to the Fed Model.
Chapter 3: Solving the Equity Premium Puzzle.
The Link to Loss Aversion.
Loss Aversion and Corporate Decision Making.
Attempts to Solve the Equity Premium Puzzle.
Impact of Inflation on Value.
Back to Loss Aversion.
Our Reptilian Brain.
Chapter 4: The RPF Model and Major Market Events from 1981-2009.
Efficient Market Hypothesis.
How the RPF Valuation Model Explains Black Monday.
2000 "Dot Com" Bubble: RPF Model Suggests Significant Bubble for the S&P 500.
How the RPF Valuation Model Explains 2008-2009 Meltdown and Recovery.
Markets Mostly Efficient and Rational, But Prone to Mistakes.
Part II: Applying the Risk Premium Factor Valuation Model.
Chapter 5: Application to Market Valuation.
Beware of Interest Rates.
Example: Application to the Market in Late September 2009.
Why the Source of Growth Matters.
Chapter 6: Risk Adjusted Real Implied Growth Rate (RIGR).
Analyzing Individual Companies with RIGR.
RIGR Analysis of Apple and Google Pre-Earnings Announcement.
Chapter 7: Valuing an Acquisition or Project.
Brief Introduction to Valuing an Acquisition or Project.
Translating Your World View into Numbers.
Setting the Cost of Capital.
Example: Utility Acquiring a Risky Asset.
Selecting the Investment Forecast Time Horizon.
The All Important Terminal Value.
Chapter 8: Case Study #1 - Valuation of a High Growth Business.
Calculating Enterprise Value and Stock Price.
Chapter 9: Case Study #2 - Valuation of a Cyclical Business.
Chapter 10: Using the RPF Model to Translate Punditry.
The varied voices of columnists, writers and sources in financial media are often confusing. This chapter summarizes a selection of recent articles from the financial press and analyzes them through the lens of the RPF Model.
Read Carefully Then Analyze.
What Have I Got to Lose?
Beware of Oversimplification.
Confusing Headlines and Misguided Blame.
Almost Nailed It.
Graham and Dodd.
The Wrong Discussion.
Dumb Money and Bubbles.
The Right Discussion.
Chapter 11: Using the RPF Model for Investment and Business Strategy.
Estimating Fair Value: How to Identify and Exploit Bubbles.
Beware of RPF Shifts.
Investing in Individual Companies.
How to Apply the RPF Model to Day-to-Day Business Decisions.
Capital Structure and Risk Impact Cost of Capital.
Opportunistic Adjustments to Corporate Capital Structure.
Creating a Sense of Urgency.
Avoiding Value Destruction.
Key M&A Valuation Concepts.
Inflation is the Enemy of Value.
Appendix A: Mobile Apps: The Wave of the Past.
Appendix B: Technology on the Horizon: What if Moore's Law Continues for Another 40 Years?
About the Companion Website.