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

Author: Hersh Shefrin
Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press, Inc., 2007. ©2002
Series: Financial Management Association survey and synthesis series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a comprehensive treatment of behavioral finance for a practitioner audience. With the use of the latest psychological research, Shefrin helps us to understand the human behaviour  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hersh Shefrin
ISBN: 9780195304213 0195304217
OCLC Number: 823929656
Notes: Originally published in 2000 by President and Fellows of Harvard College.
First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2007, originally published in 2002 in hardback.
Preface to the Oxford Edition: pages ix-xxxiv.
Description: xxxiv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 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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This refreshingly iconoclastic book awakens us all to how little we know about financial markets, and how much we have to discover. I particularly enjoyed the reference to the emperor's clothes worn Read more...

 
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