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Behavioral Finance


Best of 2017: Behavioral Finance and India

In his roundup of the best content of 2017, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, focuses on Richard H. Thaler and other compelling behavioral finance-related content as well the most insightful stories from India.

For Better Valuations, Avoid These Five Behavioral Mistakes

Investment strategist Michael Mauboussin explains how investors could generate more accurate valuations and improve their investment decision making by avoiding common behavioral pitfalls.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Holiday Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, curates a holiday edition of Weekend Reads for Investors. Selections examine the inefficiency of bitcoin, the momentum effects of market indices, how marketers manipulate you, and more.

The Adaptive Markets Hypothesis: A Financial Ecosystems Survival Guide

“We need to make investment plans that adapt to market conditions and also take into account our own personal frailties,” says Andrew W. Lo.

Book Review: Behavioral Risk Management

The author proposes debiasing techniques that can improve the practice of operational risk management by countering behavioral biases.

Best of 2017: Top Stories for Investors

Jason Voss, CFA, unveils his choices for investor stories of the year. The winner is a presentation about the oddities of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have gone unnoticed by investors and their advisers.

14 Perspectives on Finance, Markets, and Economies: Enhance Your #FinTwit Feed

Consider these 14 perspectives for a more complete view of the investment landscape.

Book Review: Adaptive Markets

The concepts presented in Adaptive Markets relate to all types of investors, assets, and markets. Andrew Lo reviews efficient markets, the random walk, and standard risk/reward measures in investments.

Best of 2017: Financial Analysts Journal, CFA Digest, and In Practice

What can we learn from downloads of CFA Institute publications in 2017? Mark Harrison, CFA, sifts through the most popular CFA Institute Financial Analysts Journal articles as well as CFA Digest and In Practice summaries to uncover a few themes.

Top Five Articles from November: Equity Valuations, Amazon, Palm Oil

Eleven rules for equity valuations from James J. Valentine, CFA, as described by Paul McCaffrey; suggestions for evidence-based thinking in retirement plans by Isaac Presley, CFA; and Sloane Ortel's examination of how Amazon fits into the active vs. passive debate are among the top EI posts from November.



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