Topic: Behavioral finance

Wishful Betting Can Contaminate Financial Markets, Study Shows

March 11, 2009

Wishful bettors, those who make overly optimistic investments, will ultimately harm themselves financially, but they can harm entire markets as well, new research 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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