Author Topic: New theory on loss aversion (hint: Don't read Stephen King before investing!)  (Read 1400 times)

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Interesting new theory and experiments on evolutionary basis of our more "irrational" behaviors:

http://www.startribune.com/business/221574551.html

Entertaining evidence that you should read positive, happy-ending fiction before making investment decisions - not Stephen King!

Brian Romanchuk

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Actually, Stephen King is a pretty good strategist/economist at HSBC. You want to avoid H.P. Lovecraft, or Albert Edwards (a bear at Societe Generale) if you do not want to get scared off betore investing...

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I think reading "The End of Western Affluence" would not make me a confident investor...

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/stephen-kings-economic-horror-stories/?_r=0