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Illusion

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in 1964 in Long Island, New York, USA, the Illusion were a locally popular band in the same ‘blue-eyed soul’ scene that also produced more world-famous bands such as ...

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Sentimental Journey: The Illusion of Validity

Hersh Shefrin.

in Beyond Greed and Fear

October 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Markets. 3462 words.

Many investors believe they can make money by betting against the market predictions contained in advisory newsletters. Yet, they are wrong. Investors are wrong about advisory newsletters,...

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Frame Dependence: The Second Theme

Hersh Shefrin.

in Beyond Greed and Fear

October 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Markets. 4079 words.

A frame is a description. Frame dependence means that people make decisions that are influenced by the manner in which the information is presented. Frame dependence manifests itself in the...

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Trying to Predict the Market

Hersh Shefrin.

in Beyond Greed and Fear

October 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Markets. 5109 words.

Wall Street strategists are susceptible to gambler's fallacy. In general, four important behavioral elements affect the market predictions of investors: overconfidence, betting on trends,...

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Online Investors: Do the Slow Die First?

Brad M. Barber and Terrance Odean.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2002; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Markets. 15535 words.

We analyze 1,607 investors who switched from phone-based to online trading during the 1990s. Those who switch to online trading perform well prior to going online, beating the market by...

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Beyond Greed and Fear

Hersh Shefrin.

October 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Book. Subjects: Financial Markets. 402 pages.

Behavioral finance is the study of how psychology impacts finance. This book represents the first general, comprehensive treatment of the subject. The book explains how psychological...

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Corporate Takeovers and the Winner's Curse

Hersh Shefrin.

in Beyond Greed and Fear

October 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Markets. 4566 words.

There is general evidence that corporate executives exhibit hubris, that they are impressed with their own abilities. Since July 1996, the Financial Executives Institute and Duke University...

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A Minsky Meltdown

Janet Yellen.

in The Global Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Markets. 4896 words.

A critical feature of Minsky’s world view is that borrowers, lenders, and regulators are lulled into complacency as asset prices rise. Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis suggests...

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An Experimental Test of the Impact of Overconfidence and Gender on Trading Activity

Richard Deaves, Erik Lüders and Guo Ying Luo.

in Review of Finance

July 2009; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Law; Financial Institutions and Services; Financial Markets. 8434 words.

We perform an asset market experiment in order to investigate whether overconfidence induces trading. We investigate three manifestations of overconfidence: calibration-based...

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