Topic: Alok Kumar

In the Know

Feb. 22, 2010
In the Know

The Feb. 22 weekly roundup of campus kudos and press mentions.

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In the Know

Feb. 3, 2010
In the Know

The Feb. 3 weekly roundup of campus kudos and press mentions.

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Research shows height may be predictor of financial success

Dec. 15, 2009
Research shows height may be predictor of financial success

"In the U.S. population, about 14.5 percent of all men are six feet or over. Among CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, that number is 58 percent." The CEO phenomenon suggests that people favor tall people. And research has shown that in general tall people, well, have better lives.

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Investors Who "Gamble" in the Stock Market Have Same Characteristics as Lottery Players, Study Shows

Feb. 26, 2009

The socioeconomic characteristics of people who play state lotteries are similar to investors who pick stocks with a lottery quality--high risk with a small potential for high return, and just like the lottery, returns on average are lower for those who invest this way in the stock market, research from The University of Texas at Austin shows.

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Personality, age and background influence your investment decisions more than you might think, finance prof says

Jan. 26, 2009

Anatomy of an Investor: Theories on how to play the stock market abound. Buy low, buy companies whose leadership you admire, invest in organizations that reflect your personal values. And don't count out the ever-popular strategy of throwing darts at the newspaper's financial pages. Every investor hopes he or she has figured out how to beat the system and turn a huge profit.

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