Results for "behavioral finance"
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June 20, 2014
Frankenstein. Luddites. The robot apocalypse. Technology running roughshod over humans has been haunting our collective imagination for centuries. As finance changes, it's easy for industry veterans to cast robo-advisers as being on the wrong...
June 13, 2014
With controversies involving personal conduct toppling more than one financial professional in recent weeks, some advisers are questioning how they would — and should — act if their brand was tarnished by scandal. An issue such as the one...
June 9, 2014
It seems as though people have always been fearful of technology. In the 1980s, an Austrian bodybuilder with debatable acting skills became entrenched as an international icon portraying the end result of human engineering gone wrong. This genre-defining...
May 25, 2014
Young people are self-directed investors who use online technology to get financial advice. People over 50 are tech-illiterate old-timers who require face-to-face meetings with human advisers. Or so the myth goes. The reality is more complicated....
May 22, 2014
As I have traveled around the country meeting with advisers and their clients, I’ve noticed a palpable “antsiness” among investors of all stripes. Most have the sense that valuations are steep, that things have been too good for too long...
May 14, 2014
Financial professionals are trying to push behavioral finance beyond a set of theories about why investors make the wrong financial decisions toward helping clients overcome their money-losing tendencies. One example of a recent spotlight on...
May 13, 2014
The most important thing advisers can do to help the financial performance of their clients’ portfolios is to help them resist their own investment instincts and fears, financial writer Nick Murray said. Advisers' best value proposition is...
May 12, 2014
As they lead clients into retirement, advisers are one of the first lines of defense in protecting clients who may show signs of cognitive decline or be susceptible to scam artists. To help combat those threats, Wells Fargo has tapped its former...
May 11, 2014
If a little information is a dangerous thing, many of your clients are rogue terrorists holding nuclear bombs. They have a little information and that's all they need to have big opinions about investing. It doesn't matter that their opinion...
May 11, 2014
If late-in-live divorce can happen to Captain & Tennille, surely it can — and will — happen to some of your baby boomer clients. An analysis of data from U.S. Vital Statistics and from the American Community Survey reveals that back in 1990,...
March 15, 2013
Michael Mauboussin, Columbia University
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