Archive

My previous posts:

21st April 2020: What Lessons Should Investors Learn from the Coronavirus Bear Market? (Part One)

7th April 2020: 10 Questions ESG Investors Must Consider

26th March 2020: Long Toilet Paper / Short Equities: Why do we Panic Buy and Sell?

16th March 2020: How to Deal with the Behavioural Challenges of Bear Markets

5th March 2020: Why Are We More Worried About Coronavirus than Climate Change?

3rd March 2020: Investors Should Not be Making Forecasts About Coronavirus

18th February 2020: Avalanche Accidents and Investment Risk

21st January 2020: Why Do We Chase Past Performance and What Can We Do About It?

31st December 2019: Five Behavioural Resolutions for Fund Managers in 2020

4th December 2019: 10 Things Fund Managers Say and What They Actually Mean

26th November 2019: Are You Sticking to Your Investment Principles or Suffering From Escalating Commitment?

29th October 2019: Stale Pricing Does Not Equal Low Risk or Low Correlation

15th October 2019: How Probabilities are Expressed Can Impact Our Investment Decision Making

1st October 2019: Active Management is Reliant on the Inside View

11th September 2019: Why Are So Many Fund Managers Men?

21st August 2019: Your Investment Time Horizon Might Be Shorter Than You Think

13th August 2019: Why Are So Many Investment Decisions Based on Biased and Contrived Stories?

30th July 2019: When to Ignore a Fund Manager

23rd July 2019: Investment Risk is a Behavioural Phenomenon Not Just a Number 

17th July 2019: The Cricket World Cup, Outcome Bias and Outrageous Fortune

9th July 2019: What Will Investors be Saying in Ten Years Time?

26th June 2019: The Placebo Effect in Investment

12th June 2019: What Are the Chances of Finding an Active Manager with Skill?

28th May 2019: How Do You identify Skill?

22nd May 2019: Why Are Other Investors So Biased? 

30th April 2019: Manchester United, Poor Decision Making and the Problem of Small Sample Sizes

23rd April 2019: Why Are Stories So Important to Investors?

16th April 2019: Ten Behavioural Advantages Amateur Investors Hold Over Professionals

10th April 2019: A Behavioural Finance Toolkit: Six Steps to Better Investment Decision Making

19th March 2019: Is There a Behavioural Explanation for the Quality Premium in Equities? 

7th March 2019: Most Investors Should be Satisficers not Maximisers

19th February 2019: Is an Obsession with Outcomes the Most Damaging Investor Bias? 

5th February 2019: Why Do We Make Stupid Investment Decisions?

23rd January 2019: Owning Quant Funds is Not Easy

9th January 2019: Can More Information Lead to Worse Investment Decisions?

18th December 2018: 50 Reasons Why We Don’t Invest for the Long Term

12th December 2018: Is There A Behavioural Premium for Illiquid Investments?

18th November 2018: What Can Investors Do About Overconfidence?

14th November 2018: Twelve Investment Contradictions

24th October 2018: Don’t Avoid the Simple Questions

2nd October 2018: The Worst Time to Buy an Active Manager

11th September 2018: Investors Should Assume That They Are No Better Than Average

28th August: Few Things Destroy Long-Term Investment Returns Like Short-Term Measurement

14th August 2018: Are Index Fund Investors More Vulnerable to Bubbles?

30 July 2018: The (Other) Problem with Active Management

16 July 2018:  The Death of Diversification

10 July 2018: Things to Remember When Selecting an Active Fund Manager

3 July 2018: Is Volatility Risk?

12 June 2018: Why Do Investors Focus on the Wrong Things?

29 May 2018: Noise Destroys Investments Returns as Much as Any Behavioural Bias

15 May 2018: Why Can’t Fund Managers Admit Mistakes?

1 May 2018: Is Loss Aversion a Myth?

17 April 2018: The Unspoken Behavioural Biases of Professional Fund Investors

27 March 2018:  Things That Fund Managers Don’t Say Enough

20 March 2018: How Can You Tell When a Factor Stops Working? 

7 March 2018: Investors Should Embrace Probabilities to Improve Decision Making

12 February 2018: Five Simple Heuristics to Make Us Smarter Investors

16 January 2018: Is Active Fund Management a Market for Lemons? 

8 January 2018: MIRRORS: Creating a Behavioural Checklist for Investment Decision Making

4 December 2017: When Will You Participate in an Asset Price Bubble? 

23 November 2017:  Five Simple Behavioural Tips for Better Long-Term Investment Decision Making

1 November 2017: The Asset Management Industry Must Confront Biases to Address its Diversity Problem

3 October 2017:  The Perils of Past Performance

14 September 2017:  Why is Value Investing So Difficult?

29 August 2017: Why Don’t Fund Investors Sell Winners and Hold Losers?

20 August 2017: Why Do Investors Ignore Certain Risks And What Is A Probability Threshold?

7 August 2017: Does Control and Transparency Increase the Behaviour Gap?