By Mickäel Mangot

Great booklet! Mickäel has performed an outstanding task of explaining the insights from over 50 groundbreaking mental experiments. you'll how to stay away from a number of the mental errors made by means of so much traders. He teaches you to observe out for overconfidence and the momentum bias to prevent huge losses. He permits you to know the way your social relationships can switch your asset allocation hazard profile. Forearmed is forewarned. should you observe Mickäel's insights, you'll increase your funding performance.

Paul Stefansson
Executive Director, UBS AG

Why are traders occasionally their very own worst enemies? As this eminently readable booklet indicates, every type of biases impact traders' judgments, starting from sheer lack of knowledge and feelings to overconfidence or aversions, from chosen momentary reminiscence to undue generalizations. construction at the increasing literature in behavioral economics, the experiments pronounced the following shed an invaluable, usually humorous, light...

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1). The first group was comprised solely of architects and the second of members of the AAII. The second group, therefore, held more information on the market and was more interested in the performance of its investments. In the end, both groups overestimated their performances. 62 percent. 11 percent. 1 Overestimation of their portfolio’s performance by American individual investors Source: Goetzmann and Peles (1997). In both cases the results express a bias of optimism, with, however, a slight nuance.

He is being rational. The transaction utility measures the value of the transaction itself. It is defined as the difference between the amount paid and the reference price set by the individual for this type of goods. When this utility is in play, the consumer buys only when the transaction seems “fair” to him, that is, when the price is less than or equal to the reference price. In making the decision, the consumer does not ask what the asset is worth to him, but rather what it is worth in relation to what he has already seen in similar situations.

They observed the behavior of stocks during the days and the months preceding the transactions that the investors made (buying or selling). 26 percent). 6 percent systematically bought securities which had gone up over the past month (strictly momentum investors). 4 percent). 2 Recent performances of securities bought by individual investors (1991–1996) Source: Dhar and Kumar (2001). 47% Conclusion Ultimately, the more or less well motivated tendency to buy securities that have increased the most, turns out to be quite sound.

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