Posts Tagged ‘behavioral economics’

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    Consumer Choices

    Jul 2, 10 • 131 Views • HouseholdsNo Comments

    If you were asked today to plan next week’s snacks, would you select fruit or chocolate? In a 1998 study, 74% of those surveyed said fruit. However, when the same people had to decide between fruit and chocolate for today’s snack, 70% chose...

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    World Cup Soccer and Stock Markets

    Jun 23, 10 • 95 Views • Financial MarketsNo Comments

    Referring to a basic investing strategy, Vanguard founder, Jack Bogle said, “Buy and hold forever”. If you disagree, though, you might want to hear about the impact of World Cup soccer on stock markets. In a recent academic study, researchers...