Practical analysis for investment professionals

Lie Detection

Fraud and Deception Detection: Five Language Fingerprints

Dishonest companies tend to leave five textual fingerprints in their communications that differ from those of more truthful firms.

Fraud and Deception Detection: Text-Based Analysis

Technology can give investment pros a huge advantage in evaluating the truthfulness of company communications.

Lie Detection in a Post-Truth World

"Everybody knows we are in a post-truth world," deception detection expert Pamela Meyer told delegates at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Philadelphia. "People will tell you anything." So what are the verbal and nonverbal clues indicating someone might be deceiving us?

Lie Detection: You’re Probably Bad at It

“What analysts think they know about lie detection is wrong,” says Jason Voss, CFA. Moreover, financial professionals have a pronounced belief in their own capacity to detect lies. This combination of low accuracy and high confidence means it’s critical that financial professionals question their own abilities.

Five Pieces of Conventional Wisdom That Make Smart Investors Look Dumb

Conventional wisdom is quite often wrong and misapprehensions can easily prevail, cemented perhaps by groupthink tendencies intrinsic to peer-influenced media.

How Understanding CEO Candor Can Make You Money

Chief among investors' qualitative concerns are the honesty and character of management. When character meets communications you have candor. Rittenhouse Rankings is a company that ranks business candor and its results are predictive of future stock performance.

Lie Detection for Investment Professionals: A Summary of Lying and Deceit Behaviors

Jason Voss, CFA, provides a summary of the major research about lying and deceit behaviors, including a brief overview of dozens of research papers.

Lie Detection 101 for Financial Analysts: How to Spot Manipulators and Actors

In order to detect lies and deceit a financial analyst needs to understand the basics. For example, in what contexts do people lie, and what types of people are more likely to lie or deceive?

Take 15: The State of Lie Detection in Finance (Video)

Dr. Maria Hartwig, a deception and lying behavior expert, discusses the state of lie detection in finance. She also reviews important lie detection research and what the future holds for lie detection in finance.

Behavioral Intelligence: Can It Help Managers Generate Alpha?

Can a better understanding of behavioral finance, that is, behavioral intelligence, translate into improved investment returns? Opinion may be divided, but research suggests that it can.

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