Category Archives: Behavioral Finance

Daniel Kahneman on Expertise, Bias, and the Investment Industry

Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman has four simple strategies for better decision making that can be applied to both finance and life. Read More

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Top 10 Steven Eisman Quotes from Hong Kong

Steven Eisman delivered an hour’s worth of pithy and insightful comments on the global financial crisis, the markets, and the finance industry. Read More

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Staying Ahead of the Curve in Global Investing

The 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference has been designed to equip financial professionals with the tools necessary to succeed in an increasingly competitive, diverse, global working environment. Read More

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Thaler on Choice Confusion: To Intervene or Not to Intervene

Richard H. Thaler reviewed many of our behavioral frailties during his lively and engaging presentation at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The key takeaway: If only we could learn. Read More

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C. Thomas Howard Urges Practitioners to “View the Markets as They Are”

C. Thomas Howard, an opponent of the efficient markets hypothesis, advocates for a radical departure from the idea of diversification at the core of a healthy portfolio. Read More

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Is Your Gray Rhino Plan in Place?

β€œThe most obvious thing is what escapes us,” says author Michele Wucker. Her advice to financial professionals? Identify and plan for the obvious gray rhinos. Read More

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Lie Detection in a Post-Truth World

“Everybody knows we are in a post-truth world,” deception detection expert Pamela Meyer told delegates at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Philadelphia. “People will tell you anything.” So what are the verbal and nonverbal clues indicating someone might be deceiving us? Read More

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Register to Attend the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference

Registration is open for the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 21–24 May 2017. Read More

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Mindfulness in the Age of Disruption

“It’s very easy for many of us to feel out of control,” said mindfulness expert Jeremy Hunter. “We live too much on gas pedal, too much on brake.” But there is a way to get back to what Hunter calls our “zone of resilience β€” a capacity to be calm.” The key to doing that is the practice of mindfulness. Read More

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Is Homo Economicus Extinct?

Our state of mind greatly affects the way we look at risk. This is a significant departure from the idea that humans are perfectly rational beings. Read More

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