Investor psychology


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Tracking Spending Saves Big

01 May 2017 | SMH

Four Australians who tracked their spending for an experiment have each identified hundreds of dollars a month they can save by cutting back on small purchases. 


Why is it so hard to overcome bias in decision-making? Becasue you're human

04 January 2017 | World Economic Forum

humanThere are tons of cognitive biases that affect our daily decision-making.


Five biggest mistakes people make saving for retirement

31 December 2016 | The Age

ETFSaving for retirement is a multi-decade investing venture, even for those approaching retirement. Indeed, actuaries in 2015 stated that there is a 70 per cent chance that one of a 65-year-old couple will reach 90 years old, meaning that even retirement is a multi-decade investing proposition.


How to avoid gambling

10 May 2015 | David James

Casino It is often thought that investment is a gamble. It should not be. There is risk, but the risk can be managed and embraced.


Are investors their own worst enemy?

15 March 2015 | David James

Worst EnemyThe problem with human psychology is that it can get in the way of rational decision making. It is something to remember for those who have a DIY super fund.


The risks of 'cheap' shares

04 December 2014 |

Danger"Buy on weakness" is a common stock broker recommendation. But are there dangers in purchasing shares when they have fallen? Some research suggests so.


Don't panic

03 December 2014 |

PanicInvestors have a tendency to panic when markets become volatile. They can easily become become their own worst enemy.


The psychology of control

28 October 2014 |

ControlSMSF super funds are usually set up so trustees can gain greater control over what happens to them. So when markets become volatile and it is apparent that nobody controls them, what are the psychological effects?


How independent minded are SMSF members?

12 October 2014 |

MindSMSF members are 'very trusting' of financial advisers. More so than superannuants in a big super fund. It raises questions about how much DIY super investors want to use their fund to gain more control.


The perversities of investment

05 May 2014 |

 confusingOne of the strange aspects of investment markets is that the rational thing to do is to buy low and sell high. But in reality it happens the other way around. Past pessimism may be deceptive, but the markets are still looking shell shocked.


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