The Little Book of Behavioral Investing How not to be your own worst enemy

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-03
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Bias, emotion, and overconfidence are just three of the many behavioral traits that can lead investors to lose money or achieve lower returns. Montier takes readers through some of the most important behavioral challenges and explains how to overcome them.

Author Biography

James Montier is a member of GMO's asset allocation team. Prior to that, he was the co-Head of Global Strategy at Société Générale and has been the top-rated strategist in the annual Thomson Extel survey for most of the last decade. Montier is the author of three market-leading books, Behavioral Finance: Insights into Irrational Minds and Markets, Behavioral Investing: A Practitioners Guide to Applying Behavioral Finance, and Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Durham and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Montier has been described as a maverick, an iconoclast, and an enfant terrible by the press.

Table of Contents

Introduction: This Is a Book About You
In the Heat of the Moment
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Market?
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Why Does Anyone Listen to These Guys?
The Folly of Forecasting
Information Overload
Turn off That Bubblevision!
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
In the Land of the Perma-Bear and the Perma-Bull
The Siren Song of Stories
This Time Is Different
Right for the Wrong Reason, or Wrong for the Right Reason
The Perils of ADHD Investing
Inside the Mind of a Lemming
You Gotta Know When to Fold Them
Process, Process, Process
Conclusion: The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions
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