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behavioral biases


The Knowing-Doing Gap in Behavioral Finance

Why do professional investors talk about behavioral finance more than they apply its insights?

Top Five Articles from June: Kahneman, India, the Kelly Criterion Reevaluated

Is loss aversion overstated? What fueled Portugal's recent economic recovery? These were among the topics covered in the leading Enterprising Investor posts from June.

Daniel Kahneman: Four Keys to Better Decision Making

"Regret is probably the greatest enemy of good decision making in personal finance," Daniel Kahneman says.

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.

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

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

Suni Harford: The Key to Retaining Women in Finance

Why are there so few women in asset management, specifically, and finance, generally? Put that question to Suni Harford, head of investments and group managing director at UBS Asset Management, and she would say: "Lack of opportunity."

Richard Thaler: To Intervene or Not to Intervene

Richard Thaler reviewed many of our behavioral frailties during his lively and engaging presentation at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The key takeaway, according to Shreenivas Kunte, CFA: If only we could learn.

How to Manage Clients’ Emotional Reactions to Market Stress

Identifying a client’s emotional profile and understanding how those emotions influence financial decisions can help advisers keep the client on course through difficult times.

Three Steps to Beating Unconscious Bias

"How do we create, spread, and manage conscious inclusion in how we talk to clients and how we work with them?" Adrienne Penta asked. "Raise awareness, training, and then process."

Weekend Reads from India: Social Choices, Intolerance, and Buybacks

Voting is an amalgamation of individual biases. When election results run contrary to popular sentiment, it exemplifies the irrationality involved in voting-based collective decisions. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, explores this phenomenon and more in this week's edition of Weekend Reads from India.



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