Whitney Tilson: Selected Published Columns

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Whitney Tilson: Selected Published Columns
Whitney Tilson

people into trouble in investing.”

Numerous studies have shown that human beings are extraordinarily irrational about money. There are many explanations why, but the one I tend to give the most weight to is that humans just aren’t “wired” properly. After all, homo sapiens have existed for approximately two million years, and those that survived tended to be the ones that evidenced herding behavior and fled at the first signs of danger — characteristics that do not lend themselves well to successful investing. In contrast, modern finance theory and capital markets have existed for only 40 years or so. Placing human history on a 24-hour scale, that’s less than two seconds. What have you learned in the past two seconds?

People make dozens of common mistakes, including:

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  1. Herding behavior, driven by a desire to be part of the crowd or an assumption that the crowd is omniscient;
  2. Using mental accounting to treat some money (such as gambling winnings or an unexpected bonus) d