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The psychology of investing

Author: John R Nofsinger
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This title delves into the subject of the psychology affecting investments. Traditional finance has focused on developing the tools in which investors use to optimize expected return and risk.  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Nofsinger
ISBN: 0130930245 9780130930248
OCLC Number: 47996038
Description: xi, 95 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Psychology and Finance. A Simple Illustration. Prediction. Long Term Capital Management. Behavioral Finance. What to Expect --
Ch. 2. Overconfidence. How Overconfidence Affects Investor Decisions. Overconfidence and Risk. Illusion of Knowledge. Illusion of Control. Online Trading. Online Trading and Performance --
Ch. 3. Fear of Regret and Seeking Pride. Disposition Effect. Disposition Effect and Wealth. Tests of Avoiding Regret and Seeking Pride. The Market for Houses. Selling Winners Too Soon and Holding Losers Too Long. Disposition Effect and News. Reference Points --
Ch. 4. Considering the Past. House Money Effect. Snake Bite (or Risk Aversion). Trying to Break Even. Effect on Investors. Endowment (or Status Quo Bias) Effects. Endowment and Investors. Memory and Decision Making. Memory and Investment Decisions. Cognitive Dissonance. Cognitive Dissonance and Investing. Summary --
Ch. 5. Mental Accounting. Mental Budgeting. Matching Costs to Benefits. Aversion to Debt. Sunk-Cost Effect. Economic Impact. Mental Accounting and Investing --
Ch. 6. Forming Portfolios. Modern Portfolio Theory. Mental Accounting and Portfolios. Perceptions on Risk. Risk Perception in the Real World. Building Behavioral Portfolios. Naive Diversification. Retirement Plans --
Ch. 7. Representativeness and Familiarity. Representativeness. Representativeness and Investing. Familiarity. Familiarity Breeds Investment. Familiarity Breeds Investment Problems --
Ch. 8. Investor Socialization and Mania. Sharing Investment Knowledge. Herding. Speed is of the Essence (Not!). Investment Clubs. Market Mania. A by Any Other Name. The More Things Change ... --
Ch. 9. Self-Control and Decision Making. Short-Term versus Long-Term Focus. Controlling Yourself. Saving and Self-Control. 401(k) and IRA Plans. Self Control and Dividends. Beating the Biases. Additional Rules of Thumb.
Responsibility: John R. Nofsinger.


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