Foundations of Investor Behavior
"What is investor behavior? The field of investor behavior attempts to understand and explain investor decisions by combining the topics of psychology and investing on a micro level (i.e., the decision process of individuals and groups) and a macro perspective (i.e., the role of financial markets). The decision-making process of investors incorporates both a quantitative (objective) and qualitative (subjective) aspect that is based on the specific features of the investment product or financial service. Investor behavior examines the cognitive factors (mental processes) and affective (emotional) issues that individuals, financial experts, and traders reveal during the financial planning and investment management process. In practice, individuals make judgments and decisions that are based on past events, personal beliefs, and preferences." - This is an excerpt from a great book I highly recommend by Victor Ricciardi. Click below for the free 24-page PDF summary. Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing or click here to order the complete 640-page book directly from Amazon
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