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Beyond greed and fear : understanding behavioral finance and the psychology of investing

Author: Hersh Shefrin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Financial Management Association survey and synthesis series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do most financial decision-making models fail to factor in basic human nature? This guide to what really influences the decision- making process applies psychological research to stock selection, financial services and corporate financial strategy, using real-world examples.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hersh Shefrin
ISBN: 0195161211 9780195161212 9780195304213 0195304217
OCLC Number: 50080205
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Harvard Business School Press, ©2000.
Description: xxxiv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Heuristic-driven bias --
Frame dependence --
Inefficient markets --Trying to predict the market --
Sentimental journey : the illusion of validity --
Picking stocks to beat the market --
Bias reactions to earnings announcements --
"Get-evenitis" : riding losers too long --
Portfolios, pyramids, emotions, and biases --
Retirement savings : myopia and self-control --
Open-ended mutual funds : misframing, "hot hands," and obfuscation games --
Close-end funds : what drives discounts? --
Fixed income securities : the full measure of behavioral phenomena --
The money management industry : framing effects, style, "diversification," and regret --
Corporate takeovers and the winner's curse --
IPOs : initial underpricing, long-term underperformance, and "hot-issue" markets --
Optimism in analysts' earnings predictions and stock recommendations --
Options : how they're used, how they're priced, and how they reflect sentiment --
Commodity futures : orange juice and sentiment --
Excessive speculation in foreign exchange.
Series Title: Financial Management Association survey and synthesis series.
Responsibility: Hersh Shefrin.
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