In Search of Temperament IV – Self-Awareness and Self-Control
This is the fourth part in a series on the ideal investor temperament. So far, we’ve examined curiosity and flexibility, contrarianism and patience. In this post, we’ll consider Self-Awareness and Self Control. Jim Paul’s life story and the lessons that he learned will be our guide. I recently finished reading What I Learned Losing a […]
We are all Actors in the Play of Economics
The way we think and speak about investments shapes the industry we operate in, Tony Day says. The realisation that we are all actors in the play of economics should make us more aware of the importance of culture in setting an investment strategy.
What Trait Psychology Tells Us about Factor Investing – Part II
Do factors have explanatory power in investment returns or are they merely descriptive? This is an important difference because the first characteristic would give them predictive powers, while the second would merely reflect past performance. In this second part on trait psychology, MarketFox columnist Daniel Grioli looks for clues in criticism of this branch of psychology.
Are We Biased? – Bringing Time Series into Behavioural Finance
Before becoming a professional investor, I was a psychology student at the University of Melbourne. The course took me on an interesting personal journey. In first year, we studied the classic research. Studies such as Pavlov’s conditioning experiments with dogs, Asch’s conformity studies, Milgram’s coerced compliance experiments and Zimbardo’s infamous Stanford prison experiment. By the […]