Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Kahneman’

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    Bogeys, Birdies and the Eurozone

    Jun 1, 12 • 249 Views • No Comments

    Analyzing more than 1.6 million putts, including Tiger Woods, 2 University of Pennsylvania economists concluded that professional golfers putt better when avoiding a bogey (a stroke over par) than when trying for a birdie (a stroke under par). The reason? Our...  [read more]

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    Are You A Good Investor?

    Nov 3, 11 • 277 Views • No Comments

    Good investing takes us to our emotions. But not quite how you might expect. Our brains don’t like random events. Instead, we prefer patterns, especially pleasing patterns. For basketball, that means streaks. According to one statistical study of the...  [read more]

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    Altitude and Attitude

    Apr 1, 11 • 265 Views • No Comments

    A recent article in Scientific American cited a correlation between altitude and attitude. Describing four different experiments, researchers concluded that physical elevation seemed to connect to generosity, kindness, and cooperation. This is what they...  [read more]

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    How Not To Price a House

    Aug 31, 10 • 296 Views • 1 Comment

    Let’s assume you would like to sell your house. According to Wired journalist Jonah Lehrer, the price you select might not be optimal. Why? Because we like to avoid losing money. (Of course, you might say, that is obvious. But an economist would suggest...  [read more]

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    World Cup Soccer and Stock Markets

    Jun 23, 10 • 284 Views • No 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...  [read more]