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Irrational Decisions and the Biology of Behavioral Finance

The hormonal catalysts that prompt excessive approaches to risk could be driving irrational swings in the marketplace. Read More

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C. Thomas Howard on Behavioral Finance: Reject the Model, Not the Real World

Conventional financial theory uses volatility as a proxy for risk, but C. Thomas Howard suggests that volatility is merely a proxy for emotion, making it measurable. Read More

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A Brief History of Electronic Currency: Bitcoins Shouldn’t Surprise You

Intrigue surrounding online currency is nothing new: Take a look at the exploitation, investment fraud, and government crackdowns in the virtual currencies that came before Bitcoin. Read More

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Investing and Withdrawal Strategies During Retirement: The “Retire Well” Bucket Approach

Today retirees face five perils: inflation, investment, longevity, withdrawal, and healthcare risk. Providend Ltd. CEO Christopher Tan says retirees need a plan not only to cope with these risks but also to provide reliable income. Read More

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Using Social Network Effects to Enrich Yourself Like Facebook Does

Not all professional networks are created equal. But they can be shaped to improve leadership and analyzed for investment insights, says Northwestern University’s Brian Uzzi. Read More

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Delegate Polling: Market Volatility, Sovereign Risk, and Rising Inflation Are Key Concerns

Audience polling conducted at last week’s 64th CFA Institute Annual Conference casts a spotlight on the investment risks that are top of mind for global investment professionals. Read More

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Pippa Malmgren: Geopolitics Is Not a “Black Swan” Phenomenon

“Investors can no longer say that if you can’t quantify it, it doesn’t matter,” says the president and founder of Canonbury Group and Principalis Asset Management. Read More

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