Neuro-economics

The Transaction Mentality and You

12/10/2009
Investors tend to think like high-flying traders when most ought to be ho-hum.

You’ve Got a Weight Problem

11/24/2009
Your brain is making you anxious and that could be weighing down your portfolio.

Cheerless Recoveries

07/23/2009
Expect investor sentiment and broad economic data to stay dour even as stocks recover.

Soul Searching

07/10/2009
Abandoning tried-and-true investing disciplines after bear markets is among the biggest investor mistakes.

The Greatest Redistribution

06/08/2009
While we fret over taxes, the greatest wealth redistribution of all time is happening under our noses—in the stock market.

Simple Choices

10/09/2008
Amid the market tumult, today represents the simplest investing choice you'll ever have in your lifetime.

Sheer Reduction

08/13/2008
Using neuroscience to analyze markets is all the rage. That could be bad news for investors…

Bad Behaviorism

04/18/2008
The once noble field of behavioral finance has taken a dire turn for the worse.

You Gotta Believe

01/31/2008
Human minds are built to act on beliefs and assumptions—a very dangerous thing for successful investing.

The Myth of One

09/12/2007
The human brain likes to simplify problems and make clear distinctions. That's a problem for investors in a world where many factors matter.

Data Idolatry

03/15/2007
Most of the struggle of investing is the struggle to surmount the natural workings of the brain.

Metaphors We Invest By

12/21/2006
Does this sentence strike you as odd?: The markets are up today! Probably not.

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