Behavioural Finance: Insights into Irrational Minds and Markets / Edition 1

Behavioural Finance: Insights into Irrational Minds and Markets / Edition 1

by James Montier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470844876

ISBN-13: 9780470844878

Pub. Date: 09/27/2002

Publisher: Wiley

A concrete guide that links the theory of behavioral finance with applications in financial products
Behavioral finance is a rapidly expanding field, with major implications for the way in which the investment process is conducted. Behavioural Finance links the concepts of behavioral finance to measurable variables and smarter investment decision making.

Overview

A concrete guide that links the theory of behavioral finance with applications in financial products
Behavioral finance is a rapidly expanding field, with major implications for the way in which the investment process is conducted. Behavioural Finance links the concepts of behavioral finance to measurable variables and smarter investment decision making. Comprehensive coverage relating theory to practical investment analysis provides a usable, practical guide for real-world situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470844878
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/27/2002
Series:
Wiley Finance Series , #238
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
801,600
Product dimensions:
6.95(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

1. Psychological Foundations.

Introduction.

Biases of Judgement or Perception is Reality.

Errors of Preference or There is No Such Thing as Context-free Decision Making.

Conclusions.

2. Imperfect Markets and Limited Arbitrage.

Introduction.

Ketchup Economics.

Efficiency and LOOP.

Stock Market.

Other Markets.

Imperfect Substitutes.

Limited Arbitrage.

Positive Feedback Trading.

Risk Management and Limited Arbitrage.

On the Survival of Noise Traders.

Informational Imperfections.

Conclusions.

3. Style Investing.

Introduction.

The Data.

The History.

Potential Gains to Style Rotation.

Life Cycle of an Investment Style.

Value vs. Growth: Risk or Behavioural?

Style Rotation.

Quantitative Screens.

Timing the Switch.

Conclusions.

4. Stock Valuation.

Introduction.

Keynes' Beauty Competition.

The (Ir)relevance of Fundamentals.

Valuation and Behavioural Biases.

Cost of Capital.

Factors from Limited Arbitrage.

An Analyst's Guide.

5. Portfolio Construction and Risk Management.

Introduction.

Covariances.

Correlations.

Distribution of Returns.

Fat Tails or Outliers?

6. Asset Allocation.

Introduction.

Markets and Fundamentals.

Dividend Yield, Spreads and Ratios.

Earnings Yield, Spreads and Ratios.

Payout Ratio.

The Equity Risk Premium.

Should Corporate Financiers be Running TAA?

Market Liquidity.

Crashes as Critical Points.

7. Corporate Finance.

Introduction.

Irrational Managers/Rational Markets.

Rational Managers/Irrational Markets.

Conclusions.

8. The Indicators.

Introduction.

Liquidity Measures.

Sentiment Measures.

Asset Allocation Measures.

Earnings Measures.

Technical Measures.

Others.

Final Thoughts.

Bibliography.

Index.

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