Behavioral Finance

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Will High Consumer Confidence Derail Stocks?

Consumer confidence in May came in at 85.2, the highest reading since January 2008.  On the surface that sounds like your average person is...
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Is Market Sentiment Signaling A Major Peak In Equities?

What do investors make of the record new low levels seen on the CBOE Options Equity Put/Call Ratio? Is market sentiment getting too complacent?...
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10 Things I’ve Learned About Trading Over The Past Decade

For the past 10 years, I worked at Schaeffer’s Investment Research. Over that time, I woke up every day and watched and traded the...
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When A Trade Turns Into An Investment…

It almost always ends poorly. Every day active investors scan the market for setups they like. Whether it's stocks, bonds, ETFs, futures, commodities, or currencies there...
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Market Masters: How To Find A Trading Style That Suits Your Personality

By Jon Boorman      Having interviewed many of the greatest ever traders over many years in his Market Wizard series, many of...

Interview With Greg B Davies, Head Of Barclays Behavioural Finance

I recently sat down with Greg B Davies, Managing Director at Barclays to discuss his team's innovative applications of Behavioral Finance. As Head of...
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Market Masters: Getting Past Investment ‘Regret’ and Counterfactual Thinking

By Darren Miller     Regret is an ugly word. Regret leads to remorse which manifests itself as we sit and stew about the action (or...
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Question Everything: Challenging Your Market Opinions

Given the delicate context the broad market up-trend finds itself in, this morning marked one of those rare occasions in which I check the...
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Aphorisms of An Accidental Market Speculator – Part 1

Everyone's got a story behind how their interest, activity and even fascination with "the market" began.  Some grow up in a multi-generational wealth management...

Insights into Breaking a Trading Slump

Ever been in a slump? A bad one – a really bad one? If you’ve invested in the markets for an extended period of...

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