The weight of evidence from around the world reveals that investor psychology can play a large part in determining your investment returns
Why Understanding Investor Psychology Could Improve Your Profits
An Excellent Lecture On Investor Psychology
Having looked at Behavioural Finance in 2016, getting to grips with the relatively new area of investor psychology could pay big dividends for you. It could help explain why sometimes you appear to lose out when others seem to be profiting.
There's no doubt that understanding investor psychology could well be of valuable assistance in shaping your investment decisions.
Although it’s more than an hour long, this lecture from Yale University’s Professor Robert Shiller on Behavioural Finance: Investor Psychology is well worth a watch. It’s been viewed more than 130,000 times.
Tim Richards is the author of an excellent blog called The Psy-Fi Blog: a sideways look at investor psychology and finance. It’s been going since 2008. Tim says:
The Psy-Fi Blog is dedicated to discussing finance and psychology and their links with physics, history, statistics, risk management, anthropology, biology, genetics, neurology, ethics, philosophy, mathematics, technology and anything else I can think of.
There’s loads of articles on investor psychology and to keep abreast with the latest news, it’s well worth joining his mailing list.
Avoid These Common Investor Psychology Traps
In a short article on investor psychology, Investopedia explains how some classic forms of dysfunctional psychology directly translate to the investment arena. It looks at some of the most common traps and how to avoid them.
A High Level Summary Of Investor Psychology
Please Share This
If you’ve found this page of interest, please would you kindly send a link to it to your friends and colleagues using the buttons below. You’ll be helping us out, and they might appreciate it too. Thanks, it's much appreciated.
AJ Bell Is Often The Best Value SIPP For Stockmarket Assets
Over time, charges can wipe out a huge part of your fund. We like AJ Bell because there are no set-up costs. If you hold passive funds, which is our preference, or shares, investment trusts, EFTs, gilts or bonds, you pay one small fixed fee no matter how large your fund. And when you come to draw your benefits either as occasional drawdown or UFPLS payments, there's a small charge for the whole year no matter how many times you access your money (many SIPP and SSAS providers charge more than this for each payment). However, you should always compare charges in detail, because AJ Bell could be more expensive than other providers, depending on the type of stockmarket assets you hold.
Get SIPP And SSAS Insights Direct To Your Inbox every Monday (It's FREE!)
As SIPPclub neither advises on, nor arranges, nor recommends specific investments or strategies, we're unable to say whether a SIPP or SSAS or any investment within it is right for you. Ultimately, it’s your money and your decision, and you should only proceed once you're satisfied you've undertaken sufficient due diligence. If you need advice, you should speak to your trusted adviser, or you could find a local adviser from Unbiased.co.uk. Alternatively, we'd be pleased to introduce to a suitably qualified independent financial adviser.
Please read our full Terms which includes criteria for SIPPclub membership.