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Special Report on

The Psychology of Investing

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Taxidermy refers to the job of taking the skins of dead animals and mounting them onto a plate of some form that depicts them in a naturally occurring state. With the era of photography and cartoons, this is not required for today's article. Instead, pictures are strategically placed onto the S&P 500 Index chart to “capture” what the general populous was thinking at a particular point in time. One of the main reasons for this article taking along time to publish was finding the appropriate pictures. A picture is said to be worth 1000 words, so each picture is supposed to be representative of the thoughts of each individual ...
of individuals and institutions performing economic functions, including consumers, borrowers and investors, and their effects on market prices , returns and the resource allocation . The fields are primarily concerned with the bounds of rationality (selfishness, self-control) of economic agents . Behavioral models typically integrate insights from psychology with neo-classical economic theory . Behavioral analysts are not only concerned with the effects of market decisions but also with public choice , which describes another source of economic decisions with related biases towards promoting self-interest. Technical analysts ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Rebalancing & asset allocation: critical for investing. So why don ...
As you know, I love mocking people who believe that we are “rational” and “logical.” These tend to be economists, engineers, and other people who are clueless about human behavior. One of the best ways to reveal the difference between what rational people “should” do and what real people actually do is to talk about rebalancing and asset allocation. Today, I want to demystify what most people think determines investor success…versus what actually matters. The reasons for investment success are not obvious. Most people mistakenly believe that your stock choices determine your success. In ... market research, surveys and trends
The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning ...
gives investors the tools they need to construct top-returning portfolios­­without the help of a financial adviser. In a relaxed, nonthreatening style, Dr. Bernstein provides a distinctive blend of market history, investing theory, and behavioral finance, one designed to help every investor become more self-sufficient and make betterinformed investment decisions. The 4 Pillars of Investing explains how any investor can build a solid foundation for investing by focusing on four essential lessons, each building upon the other. Containing all of the tools needed to achieve investing success, without the help of a ... market research, surveys and trends

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The Psychology of Investing Scams - US News and World Report
Although the housing bust, credit crisis, and market swoon undoubtedly take center stage these days, another drama is playing out on Wall Street: high-profile investment fraud. The tally of money managers recently accused of bilking investors out of billions of dollars is growing: Bernard Madoff and his alleged Ponzi scheme; R. Allen Stanford, accused of swindling investors with high-yielding certificates of deposit; and a handful of others arrested in fraud probes. Investing con artists certainly aren't new on the scene, but many have been flying under the radar for years, says Jeff Layman, chief investment officer of BKD ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Feeling Empowered: Americans More Upbeat About Their Own Finances ...
WILMINGTON, Del. - Jan. 25, 2010 - A majority of American consumers believe their personal finances are improving, but they are less optimistic about the broader economy. According to a new survey released by Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. [NYSE:JPM], 57 percent of respondents believe they have turned the corner on their own finances, while only 39 percent believe the U.S. economy is improving. The 2010 Personal Finance Confidence Survey polled 1,000 American consumers about personal finances and the economy in the new year. Regarding personal finances, key findings include: Seventy-two percent of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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China commentary slams US for steel suspicions
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's official Xinhua news agency on Tuesday criticised a group of 50 U.S. lawmakers for calling for a probe into Chinese investment in the U.S. steel sector, saying protectionism was rearing its ugly head again. The bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers pushed for an investigation into whether the Chinese investment in the U.S. steel sector should be blocked on national security grounds. National flags of U.S. and China wave in front of an international hotel in Beijing February 4, 2010. China's official Xinhua news agency on Tuesday criticised a group of 50 U.S. lawmakers for calling for a probe ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
James Montier Resource Page
Tim du Toit is the editor and founder of Eurosharelab. He has more than 20 year of institutional and personal investing experience in emerging and developed markets. Tim is based in Hamburg, Germany. More of his articles can be found at Eurosharelab (www.eurosharelab.com). Republished here with permission. ~~~ I met James Montier at a value investment seminar in Italy in 2007 where he presented. We had long discussions later the day and into the evening on value investing and investment strategy. James was kind enough to put me on his distribution list and I really looked forward to each of his articles as they always taught me ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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The psychology of investing
The psychology of investing. Financial Thoughts by John Schooler. Studies show that 15 percent of the time when we feel that we are absolutely, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
DOB: International Investment Fraud
A new breed of con artists is cashing in on our interest in global investing with a variety of  international swindles. Informed investors should be able to recognize common danger signs before sending their money overseas on a one-way trip, never to return. American investors, swept up in the overseas investment boom, would do well to temper their euphoria with caution since a new breed of con artists is cashing in on the rush to global investing. U.S.-based swindlers, with bogus overseas investment schemes and high-pressure telephone "boiler room" sales operations located outside the United States, may defraud ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Psychology of Investing - HMS-CME
Overview of market psychology: group dynamics and the psychology of the mob; psychoanalytical theories of greed; coping and greed in a bull market and fear in a bear market; self-psychology and the successful investor. Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Efficient market hypothesis: random walk theory; Ben Graham and value investing; Graham’s “Mr. Market”; the essentially manic-depressive quality of the market; contrarian investing; sentiment indicators. Thursday, September 2, 2010 Neurotic patterns of investing: obsessive-compulsive (buy high/sell low); hysterics (take the stock out and shoot it); narcissists (the stock doesn’t know ...
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  2. profile image AvaxHome_rss The Psychology of Investing: John R. Nofsinger, "The Psychology of Investing" Prentice Hall | 2002 | ISBN: 0130... http://bit.ly/cVdQ7Q
  3. profile image TradeInvestExpo Market Psychology "Don't Let Ego Get the Better of You" article by Louise Bedford at the Trading & Investing Expo Blog : http://ow.ly/26AX3
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I am halfway through a Masters degree in Finance. It should take me a year to complete. The core of the program thus far has been quantitative balancing of bond portfolios and Graham/Buffet theory on equity. I have the leeway to take classes in any other department/subject that I wish to complete the degree. I intend to focus on a particular topic, instead of just taking random courses, with the tentative plan to start a PhD within five years (probably not in business, more likely in Psychology or Philosophy, but I am certainly undecided right now). Here are my likely choices thus far: --Philosophy tinged with economics ...
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