Posts filed under “Cognitive Foibles”

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MTA New York Chapter Meeting
June 23, 2014
Featuring Barry Ritholtz
presented by Bloomberg L.P.

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The New York Chapter of the MTA invites you to our next chapter meeting on Monday, June 23, 2014.

We are honored to have Barry Ritholtz, founder and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management and author of Bailout Nation, present his work on market psychology and sentiment analysis. The event will be hosted by Bloomberg L.P.

Registration for this event is open to members of the MTA and Bloomberg users, however, we encourage you to bring clients or colleagues interested in technical analysis to this presentation.

Complete event details are listed below. We hope to see you there!

Steve Suttmeier, CFA, CMT
JC Parets, CMT
Dan Russo, CMT

New York Chapter Co-Chairs

 

Topic: Risk, Trading & Neurofinance: “This Is Your Brain On Stocks”

Speaker: Barry Ritholtz, founder and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management

Location:

Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Cost: Registration is free for members and non-members.

This chapter meeting qualifies for 3 Continuing Education (CE) credits.

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Category: Cognitive Foibles, Psychology, Trading

Be Wrong Like Ray Dalio

In yesterday’s column, I wrote: If you have an issue with Social Security, then fix it. The regressive taxes to fund retirement benefits top out at about $117,000 in 2014. Why not simply raise that to $250,000 next year and $500,000 during the next 20 years. Congratulations, you just made Social Security solvent for the…Read More

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Corporate Management, Hedge Funds, Psychology

NorCal FPA: This Is Your Brain On Stocks

This is the presentation I gave this week out in San Francisco:

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Investing, Psychology, Think Tank

What You’re Hearing Is Noise

In a new project at Bloomberg I will interview some of Wall Street’s most influential thinkers. I’ll share more details with readers when we get closer to a launch date, but several consistent themes have become clear to me, even at this early stage. The one I want to discuss this morning is the concept…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Cognitive Foibles, Financial Press, Investing

Once Again, The Narrative Fails

Late last year, we had a wholesaler from a major ETF firm in our office. At the time, the chatter was all about the upcoming Alibaba IPO. It was going to be (in his words) “huge, disruptive, incredibly powerful – and you cannot get any.” Never mind that IPO returns are on average mediocre or…Read More

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Investing, IPOs

Radiolab: Memory and Forgetting

This hour of Radiolab, a look behind the curtain of how memories are made…and forgotten.

Remembering is an unstable and profoundly unreliable process–it’s easy come, easy go as we learn how true memories can be obliterated, and false ones added. And Oliver Sacks joins us to tell the story of an amnesiac whose love for his wife and music transcend his 7-second memory

SOURCE: WNYC

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Psychology, Science, Video

Greg Harmon: We Are All Useless Morons that Suck

Let’s face it you suck at investing. Your adviser sucks at investing too. If you had picked the best stock to buy every day you could have turned $1000 into $264 billion by mid December. That is a 26.4 billion percent return. Did you even get a 1 billion percent return? How about 1 million…Read More

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Psychology, Think Tank, Trading

Am I Too Bullish?

Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to push back against the usual contingent of bears. In particular, I have argued that this bull cycle is not yet over, markets are not in bubble and that people have been sitting for too long in way too much cash. John Coumarianos of the Institutional…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Cognitive Foibles, Investing, Sentiment

Change Blindness

Psychologists who study the fascinating phenomenon of change blindness know that merely looking at something is not the same as actively paying attention to it. As the demonstration in this video shows, people can be blind to significant changes in a visual scene that are obvious to someone who expects that these changes are going to happen

Originally posted at NOVA

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Video

Personal Finance for Engineers (Twitter, 2013)

This is an updated version of my talk “Personal Finance for Engineers” given at Twitter HQ in San Francisco on October 9, 2013. Personal Finance for Engineers (Twitter, 2013) from adamnash Oct 09, 2013

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Investing