BEHAVIORAL FINANCE, RICHARD THALER AND INVESTING

Richard Thaler just received the Nobel prize for this contribution to economics, financial market analysis and irrational decision making. I analyze Thaler’s concepts: the endowment effect, anchoring, hyperbolic discounting, mental accounting, misplacing, price targets and ask you 7 questions during the video that can really help you it seeing your behavioral mistakes and perhaps avoid them. If you are not irrational, then you will see how to take advantage of the irrational behavior of others on financial markets.

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Jacob Wolinsky
Jacob Wolinsky is the founder of ValueWalk.com, a popular value investing and hedge fund focused investment website. Prior to ValueWalk, Jacob was VP of Business Development at SumZero. Prior to SumZero, Jacob worked as an equity analyst first at a micro-cap focused private equity firm, followed by a stint at a smid cap focused research shop. Jacob lives with his wife and four kids in Passaic NJ. - Email: jacob(at)valuewalk.com - Twitter username: JacobWolinsky - Full Disclosure: I do not purchase any equities anymore to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest and because at times I may receive grey areas of insider information. I have a few existing holdings from years ago, but I have sold off most of the equities and now only purchase mutual funds and some ETFs. I also own a few grams of Gold and Silver