behavioral finance

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Are You an Investor?

Are You an Investor?

One of the issues that plagues investor education and financial service professionals, who are focused on educating retail investors and have a vested interest in a better-informed client base, is that many individuals don’t perceive themselves as investors. Read more

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Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Our Brains and “The Disease” of Busyness

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros Our Brains and "The Disease" of Busyness

I don’t know about you, but I have a very hard time sitting still and just “being” instead of “doing.” My idea of “relaxing” usually involves something physical: running, swimming, cooking, spring cleaning, doing whatever, so long as I’m on the move. It takes a lot of discipline to just “be” instead of “do.” Which is why a passage from a recent post on the On Being blog, “The Disease of Being Busy,” really struck me. Read more

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Everything Is a Meme

Everything Is a Meme

When certain memes appeal to our belief system, we expose ourselves to a wide range of behavioral psychology problems ranging from confirmation bias, to framing, to social proof, to authority influence, to meme validation, to cognitive dissonance. The list goes on and on. In short, a well-constructed meme can make us gullible. Read more

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