Posts filed under “Psychology”

On Investing: Jonathan Clements and Jason Zweig

The Wall Street Journal’s two top personal finance journalists, Jonathan Clements and Jason Zweig, both now at The Wall Street Journal tackle the three greatest financial challenges facing Americans.

Category: Investing, Psychology, Video

The Clues to a Great Story

Source: Imgur Hat tip TED and Super Interessante

Category: Books, Digital Media, Psychology, Weekend

Stop Looking for “the Story” Why Markets Are Falling

Whenever we see any sort of disruption in markets an explanation usually follows. The headlines will explain that “Markets are going up/down because of this good/bad thing.” News anchors will solemnly intone why the volatility is significant and what it means for one thing or another. None of these casual explanations can withstand close examination….Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Psychology

The Daily Routines of Famous Artists and Scholars

Source: Twisted Sifter

Category: Digital Media, Psychology

Game Theory for Bulls & Bears

“Capitulation” is the term used to define a selling climax that often marks the bottom of a bear market. It translates into “surrender” — giving in to the overwhelming need to just make the pain stop. Retail brokers tell tales of individuals bailing out, often saying things like, “Just sell, get me out, please make…Read More

Category: Cycles, Investing, Psychology, Rules, Trading

Crash!

“Markets crash all the time. You should, at minimum, expect stocks to fall at least 10% once a year, 20% once every few years, 30% or more once or twice a decade, and 50% or more once or twice during your lifetime. Those who don’t understand this will eventually learn it the hard way.” -Morgan…Read More

Category: Markets, Psychology

Irrational Non-Exuberance

The endless chatter of bubbles and crashes continues unabated. Eventually, all bull markets come to an end, and this one must eventually as well. But as I sit down to write this, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index yesterday hit yet another all-time high. U.S. markets continue to have good internals, strong breadth and broad…Read More

Category: Investing, IPOs, Markets, Psychology

Visual storytelling

The presentation offers standard and interlinked visual charts to help authors generate story ideas and write them with consistency and reliability. I hope that these charts shall help authors to do more unswerving writing with fewer efforts. Readers are invited to comment, add slides and criticize so as to upgrade the presentation. Visual storytelling from…Read More

Category: Digital Media, 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