Posts filed under “Psychology”

Shiller: On Bubbles & Busts

In an interview with contributor David Wessel, Yale economist Robert Shiller describes his thoughts on what actually drives markets—and recalls his encounter with Alan Greenspan just before the Fed chairman’s “irrational exuberance” speech.

Category: Psychology, Valuation, Video

Crafting Visual Stories with Data

Data visualization has enabled us to compress data and express them visually in many interesting new ways. It is often cited that we are trying to tell stories through them. Is that really the case? How can we ensure that the audience is able to retain, recall and retell our data-driven stories. Using examples and…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Psychology

Psychology Charts & Sentiment Cycles (Updated)

We are overdue for an update of these charts. (See also Economic Cycles):   Bubbles and Manias Source: Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Global Studies & Geography, Hofstra University ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ Gartner: Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Source: Gartner August 2013 ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ Real Estate Cycle of Sentiment ~~~  

Category: Cycles, Psychology

Behaviorally Informed Financial Services Regulation

Category: Psychology, Regulation, Think Tank

Where Are We in the Bubble and Mania Cycle?

Bubbles and Manias Source: Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Global Studies & Geography, Hofstra University   Josh Brown reminded us yesterday of this terrific chart from Jean-Paul Rodrigue, a professor in the department of global studies and geography Department at Hofstra University. Of course, the key question is: Where are we on the chart? My view…Read More

Category: Cycles, Markets, Psychology

State of Love and Sex in Single America

Match.com, the world’s largest dating site, has released its annual Singles in America survey. Match.com’s Helen Fisher and Justin Garcia discuss what over 5,000 singles have to say about the state of love and sex in America today.

Category: Psychology, Video

What’s the problem with 401(k)s? You.

There’s nothing wrong with 401(k)s, except the players involved Barry Ritholtz Washington Post March 9, 2014     This past year has seen a firestorm of criticism casting 401(k)s as mostly terrible. Their performance is too poor, and the fees too high, with poor investment choices built into most of them. Typical plans are complicated…Read More

Category: 401(k), Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Psychology

Why Hire an Advisor?

Nice short list from Rick Ferri: There are other reasons to hire an adviser even if you’re an index believer. Here is a partial list: To put space between you and your investments so that you don’t make emotional decisions. To do detailed research on asset allocation or index funds because you would rather spend…Read More

Category: Asset Allocation, Investing, Psychology

401ks Are Not Broken, You Are

>   My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at the 401k. The print version headline was What’s the problem with 401(k)s? You while the online version was There’s nothing wrong with 401(k)s, except the players involved. Here’s an excerpt from the column: “What’s wrong with these plans? Human behavior,…Read More

Category: 401(k), Investing, Psychology

Blame it on the Weather . . .

In response to this morning’s Polar Vortex discussion, a friend sends this in:   Why Are Wall Street Economists Paid Millions Of Dollars? The answer: to be horrible weathermen.   Source: Zero Hedge  

Category: Humor, Psychology, Really, really bad calls