Fear, Greed and Investment Decision Making

Fear and greed cause investors to make bad decisions. Meir Statman is a pioneer in behavioral finance, the branch of economics that considers the influence of emotions on investor decision making.

We had the opportunity to interview Meir after seeing his presentation at a recent conference. Among other things, he discussed:

  • How framing and hindsight can lead investors astray
  • How advisors should help their clients – Professor Statman’s views are in tune with the philosophy of Independence Advisors
  • The benefits of diversified low-cost portfolios

We highly recommend What Investors Really Want, Professor Statman’s recently published book. Professor Statman is the Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University and Visiting Professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

About Chas Boinske

Charles P. Boinske, CFA, is a 30 year investment management veteran overseeing the strategic direction and portfolio management process for Independence Advisors, LLC. Have a question for Charles? CLICK HERE TO ASK CHARLES

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