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Behavioral Finance

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A definitive guide to the growing field of behavioral finance This reliable resource provides a comprehensive view of behavioral finance and its psychological foundations, as well as its applications to finance. Comprising contributed chapters written by distinguished authors from some of the most influential firms and universities in the world, Behavioral Finance provides a synthesis of the most essential elements of this discipline, including psychological concepts and behavioral biases, the behavioral aspects of asset pricing, asset allocation, and market prices, as well as investor behavior, corporate managerial behavior, and social influences. Uses a structured approach to put behavioral finance in perspective Relies on recent research findings to provide guidance through the maze of theories and concepts Discusses the impact of sub-optimal financial decisions on the efficiency of capital markets, personal wealth, and the performance of corporations Behavioral finance has quickly become part of mainstream finance. If you need to gain a better understanding of this topic, look no further than this book.

New insights into behavioral finance

Author : Guido Baltussen
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Advances in Behavioral Finance

Author : Richard H. Thaler
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This book offers a definitive and wide-ranging overview of developments in behavioral finance over the past ten years. In 1993, the first volume provided the standard reference to this new approach in finance--an approach that, as editor Richard Thaler put it, "entertains the possibility that some of the agents in the economy behave less than fully rationally some of the time." Much has changed since then. Not least, the bursting of the Internet bubble and the subsequent market decline further demonstrated that financial markets often fail to behave as they would if trading were truly dominated by the fully rational investors who populate financial theories. Behavioral finance has made an indelible mark on areas from asset pricing to individual investor behavior to corporate finance, and continues to see exciting empirical and theoretical advances. Advances in Behavioral Finance, Volume II constitutes the essential new resource in the field. It presents twenty recent papers by leading specialists that illustrate the abiding power of behavioral finance--of how specific departures from fully rational decision making by individual market agents can provide explanations of otherwise puzzling market phenomena. As with the first volume, it reaches beyond the world of finance to suggest, powerfully, the importance of pursuing behavioral approaches to other areas of economic life. The contributors are Brad M. Barber, Nicholas Barberis, Shlomo Benartzi, John Y. Campbell, Emil M. Dabora, Daniel Kent, François Degeorge, Kenneth A. Froot, J. B. Heaton, David Hirshleifer, Harrison Hong, Ming Huang, Narasimhan Jegadeesh, Josef Lakonishok, Owen A. Lamont, Roni Michaely, Terrance Odean, Jayendu Patel, Tano Santos, Andrei Shleifer, Robert J. Shiller, Jeremy C. Stein, Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, Richard H. Thaler, Sheridan Titman, Robert W. Vishny, Kent L. Womack, and Richard Zeckhauser.

Behavioral Finance and Wealth Management

Author : Michael M. Pompian
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"Pompian is handing you the magic book, the one that reveals your behavioral flaws and shows you how to avoid them. The tricks to success are here. Read and do not stop until you are one of very few magicians." —Arnold S. Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer, Martingale Asset Management Fear and greed drive markets, as well as good and bad investment decision-making. In Behavioral Finance and Wealth Management, financial expert Michael Pompian shows you, whether you're an investor or a financial advisor, how to make better investment decisions by employing behavioral finance research. Pompian takes a practical approach to the science of behavioral finance and puts it to use in the real world. He reveals 20 of the most prominent individual investor biases and helps you properly modify your asset allocation decisions based on the latest research on behavioral anomalies of individual investors.

Behavioral Finance

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An in-depth look into the various aspects of behavioral finance Behavioral finance applies systematic analysis to ideas that have long floated around the world of trading and investing. Yet it is important to realize that we are still at a very early stage of research into this discipline and have much to learn. That is why Edwin Burton has written Behavioral Finance: Understanding the Social, Cognitive, and Economic Debates. Engaging and informative, this timely guide contains valuable insights into various issues surrounding behavioral finance. Topics addressed include noise trader theory and models, research into psychological behavior pioneered by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, and serial correlation patterns in stock price data. Along the way, Burton shares his own views on behavioral finance in order to shed some much-needed light on the subject. Discusses the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) and its history, and presents the background of the emergence of behavioral finance Examines Shleifer's model of noise trading and explores other literature on the topic of noise trading Covers issues associated with anomalies and details serial correlation from the perspective of experts such as DeBondt and Thaler A companion Website contains supplementary material that allows you to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book In order to achieve better investment results, we must first overcome our behavioral finance biases. This book will put you in a better position to do so.

Behavioral Finance and Investor Types

Author : Michael M. Pompian
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Achieve investing success by understanding your behaviortype This groundbreaking book shows how to invest wisely by managingyour behavior, and not just your money. Step by step, MichaelPompian (a leading authority in the practical application ofBehavioral Finance concepts to wealth management) helps you plan astrategy targeted to your personality. The book includes a test fordetermining your investment type and offers strategies you can putinto use when investing. It also includes a brief history of thestock market, and easy-to-comprehend information about stocks andinvesting to help you lay a solid foundation for your investmentdecisions. Behavioral Finance and Investor Types is divided into twoparts. Test Your Type, gives an overview of Behavioral Finance aswell as the elements that come into play when figuring out BIT,like active or passive traits, risk tolerance, and biases. The bookincludes a quiz to help you discover what category you are in. Planand Act, contains the traits common to your type; an analysis ofthe biases associated with your type; and strategies and solutionsthat compliment and capitalize on your BIT. Offers a practical guide to an investing strategy that fitsboth your financial situation and your personality type Includes a test for determining your tolerance for risk andother traits that will determine your investment type Written by the Director of the Private Wealth Practice forHammond Associates—an investment consulting firm servinginstitutional and private wealth clients Behavioral Finance and Investor Types offers investors abetter sense of what drives them and what puts on their breaks. Byusing the information found here, you'll quickly become savvy aboutthe world of investing because you'll come to understand your placein it.

Value Investing And Behavioral Finance

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Smart and successful way of investing calls for a thorough understanding of behavioral finance not just market sentiments, crowd behavior or company performance. This book studies investing and behavioral trends in Indian capital markets, and shows the follies of collective behavioral biases and their impact on investor decisions and returns.

Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets

Author : A. Szyszka
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Behavioral Finance helps investors understand unusual asset prices and empirical observations originating out of capital markets. At its core, this field of study aids investors in navigating complex psychological trappings in market behavior and making smarter investment decisions. Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets reveals the main foundations underpinning neoclassical capital market and asset pricing theory, as filtered through the lens of behavioral finance. Szyszka presents and classifies many of the dynamic arguments being made in the current literature on the topic through the use of a new, ground-breaking methodology termed: the General Behavioral Asset Pricing Model (GBM). GBM describes how asset prices are influenced by various behavioral heuristics and how these prices deviate from fundamental values due to irrational behavior on the part of investors. The connection between psychological factors responsible for irrational behavior and market pricing anomalies is featured extensively throughout the text. Alternative explanations for various theoretical and empirical market puzzles - such as the 2008 U.S. financial crisis - are also discussed in a convincing and interesting manner. The book also provides interesting insights into behavioral aspects of corporate finance.

Behavioral Finance Psychology Decision Making and Markets

Author : Lucy Ackert
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Now you can offer your students a structured, applied approach to behavioral finance with the first academic text of its kind--Ackert/Deaves' BEHAVIORAL FINANCE: PSYCHOLOGY, DECISION MAKING, AND MARKETS. This comprehensive text--ideal for your behavioral finance elective-- links finance theory and practice to human behavior. The book begins by building upon the established, conventional principles of finance that students have already learned in their principles course. The authors then move into psychological principles of behavioral finance, including heuristics and biases, overconfidence, emotion and social forces. Students learn how human behavior influences the decisions of individual investors and professional finance practitioners, managers, and markets. Your students gain a strong understanding of how social forces impact people's choices. The book clearly explains what behavioral finance indicates about observed market outcomes as well as how psychological biases potentially impact the behavior of managers. Students learn the implications of behavioral finance on retirement, pensions, education, debiasing, and client management. This book is unique as it spends a significant amount of time examining how behavioral finance can be used effectively by practitioners today. The book's solid academic approach provides opportunities for students to utilize theory and complete applications in every chapter. A wide variety of end-of-chapter exercises, discussion questions, simulations and experiments reinforce the book's applied approach, while useful instructor supplements ensure you have the resources to clearly present theories of behavioral finance and their applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Story of Behavioral Finance

Author : Brandon Adams
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This book will take your understanding of finance to the next level. The Story of Behavioral Finance is about "finance in the real world"-it's finance theory with real people and real institutions. What happens when your portfolio manager sets out not to maximize your return but rather to maximize his own compensation and minimize his own career risk? Why didn't rational investors short high-flying Internet companies back in 1999? Why was it that so many of the firms that went public in 1999 and 2000 for hundreds of millions of dollars subsequently went bankrupt? These are the types of questions that will be answered in this book. The Story of Behavioral Finance will cover a lot of ground. We will cover the two main strands of behavioral finance, investor psychology and limits to arbitrage, and we'll apply these concepts to a wide array of financial market phenomena. We will explore, for example, why it is that almost no one seems to "beat the market" despite that fact that there are often easily spotted price inefficiencies.

The Exchange Rate in a Behavioral Finance Framework

Author : Paul De Grauwe
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This book provides an alternative view of the workings of foreign exchange markets. The authors' modeling approach is based on the idea that agents use simple forecasting rules and switch to those rules that have been shown to be the most profitable in the past. This selection mechanism is based on trial and error and is probably the best possible strategy in an uncertain world, the authors contend. It creates a rich dynamic in the foreign exchange markets and can generate bubbles and crashes. Sensitivity to initial conditions is a pervasive force in De Grauwe and Grimaldi's model. It explains why large exchange-rate changes and volatility clustering occur. It also has important implications for understanding how the news affects the exchange rate. De Grauwe and Grimaldi conclude that news in fundamentals has an unpredictable effect on the exchange rate. Sometimes, they maintain, it alters the exchange rate considerably; at other times it has no effectwhatsoever. The authors also use their model to analyze the effects of official interventions in the foreign exchange market. They show that simple intervention rules of the "leaning-against-the-wind" variety can be effective in eliminating bubbles and crashes in the exchange rate. They further demonstrate how, quite paradoxically, by intervening in the foreign exchange market the central bank makes the market look more efficient. Clear and comprehensive, The Exchange Rate in a Behavioral Finance Framework is a must-have for analysts in foreign exchange markets as well as students of international finance and economics.

Behavioral Finance The Coming Of Age

Author : Venezia Itzhak
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The area of behavioral finance, though relatively young, has matured and spread beyond its initial objectives: to demonstrate the fallibility of the efficient market hypothesis, to shake the belief in the ubiquity of rational decision making, and to convince the finance world of the importance of psychological biases in decision making. The success of the field in meeting its goals, however, has called into question its continued relevance. Behavioral finance is thus currently at a crossroads, and researchers need to decide which way they should turn for the area to continue to thrive and to meaningfully contribute to financial knowledge.This collection of papers deals with rarely-explored topics to point at new directions that behavioral finance should explore to maintain its viability, along with contributions to traditional topics. Some of these topics include innovations, the psychology of policy-makers, biases of peer-to-peer market participants, the behavior and motivation behind corporate social responsibility, and the design of exchanges. Additionally, well-known topics such as the disposition effect, slow and fast decisions and the availability heuristic are revisited, and surprising new findings are presented.By opening the field to novel avenues of discussion, this book addresses the future of behavioral finance and its transition into a new era.

Behavioural Finance

Author : Sujata Kapoor
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A comprehensive and well-structured textbook that provides a concrete foundation of the most essential elements of behavioural finance and related biases in a simple manner. Designed as a core textbook for the students of finance, Behavioural Finance discusses the theoretical concepts of investment behaviour in the dynamic environment of financial markets. It explains the role and impact of psychological biases and sociological influences underlying the financial behaviour of both individual and institutional investors. Through the use of case studies and real-life examples, primarily from emerging economies like India, the book explores the psychology of individual investors and market experts such as financial analysts and portfolio managers. It discusses how key market players make decisions and shows that every behavioural inconsistency can cumulate to market anomalies. The highlight of this book is the inclusion of contemporary issues such as the role of weather, emotional state of mind, religion and culture in investment decisions and the emphasis on upcoming areas in this discipline such as neurofinance and emotional finance. Key Features • Focuses on both past and contemporary research findings to simplify theories and concepts • Provides psychological insights to investors and practitioners to identify their biases in financial decision-making process • Module-based chapterization for better understanding of concepts

Behavioural Finance

Author : Shuchita Singh & Shilpa Bahi
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The theories and concepts of behavioural finance are not widely studied. In many countries, the acceptance level of behavioural theories is quite low. However, the increasing instances of various anomalies of financial markets have forced many researchers to look closer to this modern field of finance. Behavioural Finance seeks to bring together all the concepts and theories developed by renowned international and national researchers and practitioners in financial markets. An in-depth study has been made to explain the current economic downturn and the role of behavioural finance in it. KEY FEATURES • Interviews: Latest industry views by various asset-class experts • Facts: Important factual information in boxes titled 'Do You Know?' • Abbreviations: Important and relevant abbreviated terms • Model Test Papers: For practice • Summary: Given as 'Key Learning Points' for revision

The Behavioural Finance Revolution

Author : Riccardo Viale
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Financial markets are complex. Regulators strive to predict ways in which they can malfunction and create rules to prevent this from happening, yet behavioural impacts are often overlooked. This book explores how behavioural finance can go hand-in-hand with traditional methods to help banks and regulators create better policies. It also demonstrates how the behavioural finance revolution has opened the way to a more integrated approach to the analysis of economic phenomena.

Beyond Greed and Fear

Author : Hersh Shefrin
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"Shefrin synthesizes a wealth of research and observations about human behavior and financial anomalies into a broad and deep perspective on financial markets. No other book so splendidly lays out the fundamentals of behavioral finance."--Robert Shiller, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University Even the best Wall Street investors make mistakes. No matter how savvy or experienced, all financialpractitioners eventually let bias, overconfidence, and emotion cloud their judgement and misguide their actions. Yet most financial decision-making models fail to factor in these fundamentals of humannature. In Beyond Greed and Fear, the most authoritative guide to what really influences the decision-making process, Hersh Shefrin uses the latest psychological research to help us understand the human behavior that guides stock selection, financial services, and corporate financial strategy. Beyond Greed and Fear illuminates behavioral finance for today's investor. It will help practitioners to recognize--and avoid--bias and errors in their decisions, and tomodify and improve their overall investment strategies.

Exam Prep for Behavioral Finance

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Behavioural Finance Second Edition

Author : Prasanna Chandra
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The thoroughly revised 2nd edition of Behavioural Finance is designed as a textbook for students of MBA and CFA Programme. It will also serve a reference book for investment practitioners and corporate finance executives. The book discusses financial decision-making and financial markets from the perspective of behavioural sciences and allied disciplines. It expounds theories of behavioural finance and explores ways and means of injecting greater rationality in financial and investment decisions making. Salient Features: • An overview of Behavioural Finance • New and updated content in chapters 2-14 • A new mini case on Behavioural Biases and Asset Allocation • 16 new Appendices such as Expectations Investing Process, Left Brain, Right Stuff, and The Paradox of Choice

Rumors in Financial Markets

Author : Mark Schindler
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On the trading floor, all action is based on news, therefore rumors in financial markets are an everyday phenomenon. Rumors are the oldest mass medium in the world and their nature is still difficult to grasp. Scientifically, not much is known about rumors, especially in the financial markets, where their consequences can have real money consequences. Rumors in Financial Markets provides a fresh insight to the topic, combining the theory of Behavioral Finance with that of Experimental Finance--a new and innovative scientific method which observes real decision makers in a controlled, clearly structured environment. Using the results from surveys and experiments, the author argues that rumors in the context of financial markets are built on three cornerstones: Finance, Psychology and Sociology. The book provides insights into how rumors evolve, spread and are traded on and provides explanations as to why volatility rockets, strong price movements, herding behavior for example, occur for apparently no good reason.

Behavioral Finance

Author : Hersh Shefrin
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This three-volume set brings together the main works in both psychology and finance dealing with the debate between advocates of the behavioral and efficient market schools as to how psychology affects financial decision making and markets. Volume I contains 25 works written by leading psychologists about what characterizes behavioral finance, with a focus upon general issues in asset pricing theory, and studies on overreaction and underreaction. Volume II offers 28 key works that develop and extend topics related to the psychology of prediction, reactions to corporate announcements, the term structure of interest rates, the equity premium, and options prices. Volume III, 33 articles, is devoted to the psychology of decision-making by individuals, both investors and corporate managers. Most of the articles were written in the 1990s. Edited by Hersh Shefrin (finance, Santa Clara U.). Lacks a subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR