Practical analysis for investment professionals
15 March 2013

Behavioral Finance and the “Freudian Put”: An Interview with StockTwits’ Phil Pearlman

Several days ago we sat down with a man who has his finger on the pulse of the markets better than most, Phil Pearlman, executive editor of StockTwits. Besides that role, Pearlman is also a former hedge fund manager and a clinical psychologist so he is well-qualified to discuss behavioral finance, as well as a concept he is calling the “Freudian Put.” Last, find out what is happening at StockTwits firsthand.



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About the Author(s)
Jason Voss, CFA

Jason Voss, CFA, is a content director at CFA Institute, where he tirelessly focuses on improving the ability of investors to better serve end clients. He is the author of the Foreword Reviews Business Book of the Year Finalist, The Intuitive Investor. Jason also ran a successful blog titled What My Intuition Tells Me Now. Previously, Voss was a portfolio manager at Davis Selected Advisers, L.P., where he co-managed the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund. He holds a BA in economics and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado.

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My statement of ethics is very simple, really: I treat others as I would like to be treated. In my opinion, all systems of ethics distill to this simple statement. If you believe I have deviated from this standard, I would love to hear from you: jason.voss@cfainstitute.org

4 thoughts on “Behavioral Finance and the “Freudian Put”: An Interview with StockTwits’ Phil Pearlman”

  1. Nie ma się co martwić! Ten post jest perfekcyjny! Rzeczywiście pisarz mnogość się napracował! Pozdrawiam! 🙂

  2. Wayne Hale says:

    The market has a spiritual context and tone that lies under the veil of Wall Street antics, which is clearly appreciable.

    A behaviorally driven approach to the market takes one, one step closer that realm.

    1. Hello Wayne,

      Given your comment above I think that you would like very much my book, The Intuitive Investor: A Radical Guide for Manifesting Wealth.

      Please continue to read The Enterprising Investor blog for additional behavioral finance content.

      With smiles,

      Jason A. Voss, CFA

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