What Investors Really Want: Know What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions: Know What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions [NOOK Book]

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Get insight on what investors want



Combining the new field of behavioral finance with the real world of investing, this engaging new book explores the mind-sets and motivations behind the major money decisions--and most common mistakes—that investors make every day. With...

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What Investors Really Want: Know What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions: Know What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions

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Overview

Get insight on what investors want



Combining the new field of behavioral finance with the real world of investing, this engaging new book explores the mind-sets and motivations behind the major money decisions--and most common mistakes—that investors make every day. With insider's insight, and a storyteller's voice, behavioral finance expert Meir Statman reveals What Investors Really Want . . .



  • Investors want bigger profits with lower risks. How our desire for free investment lunches can leave us with no lunches

  • Investors want to play and win. How our desire to win the investment game can turn us into losers

  • Investors want to save money for tomorrow and spend it today. How we struggle between spending too much and spending too little

  • Investors want status, respect, and social responsibility. How to know what's really important in life

  • Investors do not want to face financial losses. How to recognize and confront the regret that accompanies losses



You'll also learn how age, gender, genetics, and personality affect your investment decisions and how people of different countries and cultures think about risks and returns, poverty, and wealth. You'll discover how behavioral finance provides key insights into the behavior that has rocked investment markets in recent years. And, most important, you'll learn to recognize the desires, thoughts, and emotions that drive your own investment decisions--so you can drive better on your road to investment success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071741668
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Meir Statman is the Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and Visiting Professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. His research on behavioral finance has been supported by the National Science Foundation, CFA Institute, and Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) and has been published in the Journal of Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, and many other publications. A

recipient of two IMCA Journal Awards, the Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper on Socially Responsible Investing, and three Graham and Dodd Awards, Statman consults with many

investment companies and presents his work to academics and professionals in the U.S. and abroad.
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Table of Contents

Chapter One: We Want High Returns with No Risk; Chapter Two: We Have Thoughts, Some Erroneous; Chapter Three: We Have Emotions, Some Misleading; Chapter Four: We Want to Play, and Win; Chapter Five: We Join Herds and Inflate Bubbles; Chapter Six: We Want Self Control and Mental Accounts; Chapter Seven: We Want to Save for Tomorrow and Spend it Today;Chapter Eight: We Want Hope for Riches and Freedom from the Fear of Poverty;Chapter Nine: We Have Similar Wants and Different Ones; Chapter Ten: We Want to Face No Losses;Chapter Eleven: We Want to Pay No Taxes;Chapter Twelve: We Want High Status and Proper Respect;Chapter Thirteen: We Want to Stay True to Our Values; Chapter Fourteen: We Want Fairness;
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  • Posted November 14, 2010

    A MUST for Investors and Advisors!!!

    Meir Statman's brilliant work is like a tornado of knowledge blowing away the smoke of nonsensical investment advice that litters the book shelves with misinformation. I tore through this incredible work with voracious gulps, anxious to recommend it to other advisors and clients. Meir has laid out a crystal clear explanation of "why" we think the way we do and how our penchant for being "normal" gets us into trouble. His book is foundational in its scope of readability and common sense. There is hope for successful results if we question our rationality and examine our thinking and the rules we've managed to carry with us. Do your friends and family a favor-spread the word!!

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