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10 Years of Behavioral Finance: Thaler, Kahneman, Statman, and Beyond

Since its launch in 2011, Enterprising Investor has showcased the scholarship of behavioral finance’s top luminaries as well as its critics.

Herd and Illusory Superiority Bias: Why Even Seasoned Investors Succumb

How do we check our investment decisions for signs of herd mentality, illusory superiority, or any other bias?

Dan Heath: Three Barriers to Upstream Thinking

"When no one owns a problem, it probably won't get solved."

How to Read Financial News: Home Country, Confirmation, and Racial Bias

We all have biases and blind spots, and it helps to listen to people who see things differently.

Meir Statman on Coronavirus, Behavioral Finance: The Second Generation, and More

How can behavioral finance inform our response to the coronavirus? Meir Statman gave his perspective on this and other questions.

Book Review: Behavioral Finance

This book is a succinct but comprehensive review of behavioral finance and how investors and practitioners can compensate for their biases to improve their financial decision making.

Emotions and Decision Making: Five Steps to Improve Your Process

The best defense against bad decisions is to fire up our System 2 thinking.

Emotions and Decision Making: Logic-Beating Biases

Why does emotion so often outweigh logic in decision making?

Four Behavioral Biases — and How to Fight Them

Behavioral finance expert Daniel Crosby says there are four types of behavioral biases.

Top 10 Posts from 2018: Chart Crimes, Political Divides, AI, and the Skill Ratio

What Enterprising Investor articles most resonated with readers this year? The results offer an illuminating look into the forces that shaped finance in 2018.



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