Is Simple Always Better Than Complex?
In this last instalment, of the four part series on the criticisms of behavioural finance, MarketFox columnist Daniel Grioli brings it all together and makes the case for a framework that helps us decide how to choose between using heuristics and more complicated methods.
The Biggest Risk in Investing is Trying to Avoid It: Grantham
Asset managers don’t take enough risk when implementing their best ideas, according to veteran investor and GMO co-founder Jeremy Grantham. “By far the biggest risk in the long run is to try and avoid risk, to try and hedge everything out,” Grantham says. “Forget it. You’ve got to learn to take some risk and hit […]
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 […]
Quants Part III – Using the Right Tools for the Job
In this final instalment on quantitative techniques, MarketFox columnist Daniel Grioli looks at the influence of investors’ time horizon on the usefulness of quantitative techniques. I’ve received several comments from readers defending the usefulness of quantitative techniques. They are definitely useful and they have been widely adopted. Which is why its important to understand their […]