Behavioral Factors That Influence Investment Decisions

Tag: Behavioral Finance

September 12, 2016  |  

Is Survivorship Bias Haunting Your Investment Choices?

I’ve written before about behavioral biases, and how they can trick you into abandoning your investment resolve. For example, it’s easy to succumb to recency bias, giving breaking news more weight than it deserves in your financial plans. Or we regularly see investors fall for herd mentality, chasing and fleeing popular but ill-fated trends. As if our human foibles weren’t enough, the data we […]


August 19, 2014  |  

It’s All In The Wiring

Humans just aren’t programmed to be disciplined about their money. But there are five key steps you can take to become a more successful and consistent investor. Key Takeaways Too frequently we invest emotionally rather than rationally and reacting to our emotions can hurt our results. Focus on what you can control—not on what you […]

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