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Bias, emotion, and overconfidence are just three of the many behavioral traits that can lead investors to lose money or achieve lower returns. Behavioral finance, which recognizes that there is a psychological element to all investor decision-making, can help you overcome this obstacle.
In The Little Book of Behavioral Investing, expert James Montier takes you through some of the most important behavioral challenges faced by investors. Montier reveals the most common psychological barriers, clearly showing how emotion, overconfidence, and a multitude of other behavioral traits, can affect investment decision-making.
- Offers time-tested ways to identify and avoid the pitfalls of investor bias
- Author James Montier is one of the world's foremost behavioral analysts
- Discusses how to learn from our investment mistakes instead of repeating them
- Explores the behavioral principles that will allow you to maintain a successful investment portfolio
Written in a straightforward and accessible style, The Little Book of Behavioral Investing will enable you to identify and eliminate behavioral traits that can hinder your investment endeavors and show you how to go about achieving superior returns in the process.
Praise for The Little Book Of Behavioral Investing
"The Little Book of Behavioral Investing is an important book for anyone who is interested in understanding the ways that human nature and financial markets interact."
—Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics, Duke University, and author of Predictably Irrational
"In investing, success means¿being on the right side of most trades. No book provides a better starting point toward that goal than this one."
—Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School
"'Know thyself.' Overcoming human instinct is key to becoming a better investor.¿ You would be irrational if you did not read this book."
—Edward Bonham-Carter, Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer, Jupiter Asset Management
"There is not an investor anywhere who wouldn't profit from reading this book."
—Jeff Hochman, Director of Technical Strategy, Fidelity Investment Services Limited
"James Montier gives us a very accessible version of why we as investors are so predictably irrational, and a guide to help us channel our 'Inner Spock' to make better investment decisions. Bravo!"
—John Mauldin, President, Millennium Wave Investments
—Seth Klarman, President, The Baupost Group LLC
The seductive elegance of classical finance theory is powerful, yet value investing requires that we reject both the precepts of modern portfolio theory (MPT) and pretty much all of its tools and techniques.
In this important new book, the highly respected and controversial value investor and behavioural analyst, James Montier explains how value investing is the only tried and tested method of delivering sustainable long-term returns.
James shows you why everything you learnt at business school is wrong; how to think properly about valuation and risk; how to avoid the dangers of growth investing; how to be a contrarian; how to short stocks; how to avoid value traps; how to hedge ignorance using cheap insurance. Crucially he also gives real time examples of the principles outlined in the context of the 2008/09 financial crisis.
In this book James shares his tried and tested techniques and provides the latest and most cutting edge tools you will need to deploy the value approach successfully.
It provides you with the tools to start thinking in a different fashion about the way in which you invest, introducing the ways of over-riding the emotional distractions that will bedevil the pursuit of a value approach and ultimately think and act differently from the herd.
La emoción o el exceso de confianza son sólo algunos de los rasgos de comportamiento que pueden llevar a los inversores a perder dinero o lograr rendimientos más bajos de lo esperado.
La psicología de las finanzas puede ayudarle a superar este obstáculo... En Psicología financiera James Montier analiza algunos de los problemas de comportamiento más importantes a los que se enfrentan los inversores, y explica cómo las barreras psicológicas más comunes pueden afectar a las decisiones de inversión convirtiéndolas en un fracaso.
En el libro el autor plantea herramientas para identificar y evitar los errores más comunes de los inversores debido a su psicología y explica que conducta se debe seguir para que su cartera de inversiones sea un éxito.
Escrito en un estilo sencillo y accesible, con Psicología financiera podrá identificar y eliminar los rasgos de comportamiento que pueden obstaculizar sus esfuerzos de inversión y le mostrará qué hacer para lograr una mayor rentabilidad de sus activos.
Behavioural Investing: A Practitioner’s Guide to Applying Behavioural Finance explores the biases we face, the way in which they show up in the investment process, and urges readers to adopt an empirically based sceptical approach to investing. This book is unique in combining insights from the field of applied psychology with a through understanding of the investment problem. The content is practitioner focused throughout and will be essential reading for any investment professional looking to improve their investing behaviour to maximise returns. Key features include:
- The only book to cover the applications of behavioural finance
- An executive summary for every chapter with key points highlighted at the chapter start
- Information on the key behavioural biases of professional investors, including The seven sins of fund management, Investment myth busting, and The Tao of investing
- Practical examples showing how using a psychologically inspired model can improve on standard, common practice valuation tools
- Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field of behavioural finance