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A Primer on Behavioral Finance (courtesy of Aberdeen standard)

Introduction What is behavioural finance? What behaviours prevent us from making the right investment choices? How can we improve our investment decision making? The study of behavioural economics allows us to better understand the decisions we make. We show how behavioural finance can lead to better investment decision making. We explore the inherent biases we …

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Decisions about money aren’t always rational – Check the Mirror!

The following article, by  Anna-Louise Jackson, was published in  The Seattle Times business section on Nov 29, 2018. The article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Anna-Louise Jackson is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: ajackson@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @ALJax7. ——————————————– Looking for someone to blame for the not-so-stellar performance of your investment …

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Independent, Autonomous and UNGRATEFUL, or is that Counter-dependent?

People who value autonomy and independence may be less likely to feel gratitude in response to a gift or favor, which could interfere with their bonds with others, suggests research in Cognition and Emotion. In a study with more than 500 participants, researchers found that people who self-reported a higher level of autonomy (not wanting to …

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Being Emotional about Presidential Politics Makes for Bad Investing

“Predicting which industries will benefit most from which candidate is a favorite parlor game of market seers… “It all seems so logical  – but history seldom supports such reasoning.  In 2008, for example, the assumption based on his campaign platform was that President Obama would put gunmakers out of business, turn health care providers into …

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Six science-based ways that money actually CAN buy happiness

 This article was written by Erinn Bucklan and published on March 26, 2015  in the Washington PostHere’s one way to spend your money that research shows will yield happiness dividends. Photo by iStock. How much is happiness worth to you? Placing a price tag on emotional well-being may seem like a slippery slope, but scientists have …

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