All posts tagged "behavioral finance"

  • Small Investor Behavior
    Brett Arends: How Investors Lose 2/3rds of Their Profits

    In a recent article at MarketWatch, financial writer Brett Arends wonders, "Will Mom and Pop Investors Blow it Again?"

    • Posted August 14, 2013
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  • Robert Shiller - Case Shiller Index
    Robert Shiller Comments on the Spanish Housing Market

    Robert Shiller, Yale University professor of economics and co-founder of the Case-Shiller index, was on CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe this morning.  Shiller discussed housing prices in Spain, which have been instrumental in its economic downfall.  Shiller also commented...

    • Posted April 30, 2012
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  • Larry Swedroe - BAM Advisor Services
    Larry Swedroe Bemoans Investor’s “Magical Thinking”

    Larry Swedroe, author of Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them, has written an enlightening and in-depth article entitled, “On Magical Thinking and Investing,” at Swedroe is an advocate of investing in...

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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  • Meir Statman - author - professor - Santa Clara University
    Meir Statman Says Investors Underestimate the Role of Luck

    Pimm Fox interviewed Meir Statman, professor at Santa Clara University and author of What Investors Really Want: Know What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions.   Statman is an expert in behavioral finance. Fox began the...

    • Posted October 25, 2011
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  • Top Investor Mistakes

    Charles Wallace comments on a new book by Meir Statman entitled, “What Investors Really Want.”  Statman is an expert in behavioral finance and lists the top 10 mistakes investors make: 1. Hindsight Error 2. Unrealistic Optimism 3....

    • Posted December 6, 2010
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  • Successful Investing is Simple, But it isn’t Easy

    Brett Arends highlights a study by TrimTabs Investment Research showing investors buy high and sell low. A remarkable new study from TrimTabs Investment Research shows that regular investors needlessly lost billions more than they should have on...

    • Posted September 30, 2010
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  • Dalbar Study Shows Investors Sabotage Themselves

    Another Dalbar study of investor behavior indicates the average investor makes decisions detrimental to their financial well-being. Over the 20 year period ending December 31, 2009, the average equity investor earned 3.17 percent per year, while the...

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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  • Why Investors Herd…It Gives them Pleasure

    Jason Zweig at The Wall Street Journal takes a new look at the tendency of investors to run in herds. Sometimes the most interesting answers to financial questions come from scientific labs. A study published last week...

    • Posted June 21, 2010
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  • Investors Tendency to Run in Herds

    The Psi-Fi Blog examines the inclination of investors to mimic what other investors are doing. This probably leads to sub-par returns as they all panic in unison, but there doesn’t appear to be an easy way to...

    • Posted May 3, 2010
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  • How Investors Hurt Returns

    Dan Richards at examines the behavioral finance topic of overconfidence from a different angle. Using demographic data from 30,000 investors and by analyzing their investment results, Richards concluded that men are more overconfident than women, in...

    • Posted February 15, 2010
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