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Navigating the investment minefield : a practical guide to avoiding mistakes, biases, and traps

Author: H Kent Baker; Vesa Puttonen
Publisher: Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editonView all editions and formats
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H. Kent Baker and Vesa Puttonen show new investors how to avoid rash financial decisions and basic investing sins. They help them to recognize and avoid common investing mistakes, behavioral biases, and traps that can affect sound judgment and reduce wealth. Ultimately, they explain how to separate investment fads from time-tested principles.
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BAKER, H. KENT.
NAVIGATING THE INVESTMENT MINEFIELD.
[Place of publication not identified], EMERALD Group PUBL, 2019
(OCoLC)1057376529
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Kent Baker; Vesa Puttonen
ISBN: 9781787690530 1787690539 9781787690554 1787690555
OCLC Number: 1091190870
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Prelims --
Navigating the investment minefield: don't be intimidated by the world of investing --
Avoiding common investing mistakes: don't make the same mistake twice --
Overcoming your behavioral biases: don't be your own worst enemy --
Trap 1: Overpaying for products and services --
Trap 2: Becoming a victim of investment frauds and scams --
Trap 3: Misrepresenting risky products as safe --
Trap 4: Investing in complex products --
Trap 5: Relying on unsupported evidence --
Trap 6: Having unrealistic return expectations --
Trap 7: Engaging in gambling disguised as investing --
Trap 8: Falling for mutual fund traps --
Index.
Responsibility: by H. Kent Baker, Vesa Puttonen.

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