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Pipeline Data, LLC
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Faster Than Forty
  • 58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do 8 comments
    Jun 25, 2014 11:40 AM

    This is a great read for investors who wish to take their game to another level. In my opinion, understanding (and finding ways to overcome) your psychological weaknesses is one of the Top 3 things you can do to increase your future net worth.

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  • Mark Gomes
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    Author’s reply » Many of these are covered in our "Methodology" on PoisedToTriple's website!
    25 Jun 2014, 11:41 AM Reply Like
  • thestockbroker
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    You are a brave man, the thought of asking most SA posters to analyze themselves and why they make the decisions they make, which means POSSIBLY realizing on some levels they were wr*ng (a word seldom used) and must rethink what they've been doing for 10-15+ years (and losing money) but can defend to the death I predict will get this thread many many posts, with very few saying "I now realize what I was doing wr*ng" thank you so much. Get out the asbestos boxers, it's gonna get hot in here.
    25 Jun 2014, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • 17293582
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    thanks for the info Mark. I guess this sums up the mental prepareness needed for investing.
    25 Jun 2014, 01:24 PM Reply Like
  • tampat
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    What are the other 2?
    25 Jun 2014, 02:46 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Gomes
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    Author’s reply » I didn't have a specific "Top 3" in mind, but subscribing to PTT and following our Methodology come to mind!
    25 Jun 2014, 04:15 PM Reply Like
  • sheldond
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    big fan of the psychology. It has helped me find a few triples myself. Hard to look at yourself and be honest but it pays off. Great Post.


    25 Jun 2014, 05:14 PM Reply Like
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    Charlie Munger's 1995 speech called "The Psychology of Human Misjudgment" is great. He covers 24 biases, some of which certainly relate to investing. One of the best lines was in regards to Coca Cola management making a huge mistake with "New Coke":


    "Smart people make these terrible boners. How can you not understand deprival super-reaction syndrome [loss-aversion bias]? But people do not react symmetrically to loss and gain. Well maybe a great bridge player like Zeckhauser does, but that’s a trained response."


    That idea of a symmetrical reaction reminded me of another point Munger made (in a different interview I watched) where he quoted Kipling- "If you can keep your head when all about you / Are losing theirs"


    Both very good lessons for investors!


    The video of the his speech is here:


    There is also a transcript since it can be hard to hear at times:


    26 Jun 2014, 11:35 AM Reply Like
  • The Behavioral Economist
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    Given the topic at hand here (Psychological Tendencies and Behavioral Finance) I can't help but contribute. Thus, if I may, I would like to suggest two sources which may be of interest.


    1) An article of mine which attempts to simplify the benefits of knowing who you are and utilizing such in investment strategy.



    2) A fantastic lecture by Greg LaBlanc from the Haas School of Business about behavioral finance and investment strategy.



    Of course, I would also suggest that readers look into Mark's services offered further at PTT. Any methodology that includes the process of behavioral understandings as a resource is certainly worth exploring and considering.
    26 Jun 2014, 03:14 PM Reply Like
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