How to easily lose money on the market
Specialized ETFs which invest in specific popular industries or themes are based mostly on hype and tend to lose value almost as soon as they are launched.
Pitching with too much passion? "More enthusiastic" pitches turn off investors
When it comes to influencing, knowing your target is much more important than knowing your product.
Research finds women supporting women in business may backfire
Well-intentioned calls for women to invest in women not only place an undue burden on female investors but may also undermine the long-term success of female entrepreneurs.
Rich young men most easily duped by "financial bullshit"
Is it possible to predict which consumers are in the risk zone for being misled by individuals who promote “financial bullshit”? “Bullshit,” believe it or not, is a concept with its own theoretical research in academia.
Extroverted? You may have better financial outcomes
How do the “Big Five” personality traits—openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism—impact financial decision making and risk taking? How can this information help financial planners to better serve their clients and become really helpful allies?
Director retention does not necessarily facilitate post-acquisition firm performance
There is an iron rule which every professional investor knows: the takeover will almost always fail to deliver shareholder value. Firm acquisition is a complicated process in which acquiring companies often try to smooth the transition by retaining at least one board-level director from the target company.
Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good
In a cross-national comparison, countries with a bigger income gap between rich and poor indeed have more social ills. Inequality is bad for society as it goes along with weaker social bonds between people, which in turn makes health and social problems more likely. At the same time, richer countries have fewer social ills. Economic prosperity goes along with stronger social bonds in society and thereby makes health and social problem less likely.
Internet use may lessen belief in only one religion
It’s that time of year. The winter solstice (or summer solstice if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere) is a time of religious and spiritual significance for many faiths from animists to monotheists.
Negative interest rate policies are backfiring
A good example of unintended consequences. A number of noted economists contend that we are in the age of late-stage capitalism. The problem seems to be that few politicians, central bankers or even academics know with any certainty where we go from here.
Race influences professional investors' financial judgments
This study takes a critical look at how bias impacts the investing space through the lens of those in power.
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