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Drawing on a comprehensive review of academic journal articles, the report reviews patterns of investor behavior that may be suboptimal and factors that may lead to such patterns. role of behavioral finance from the perspective of prospect theory, overconfidence and human sentiment, as well as More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Behavioral Economics
Date: 8/1/2010
In theory, financial professionals are relatively distinct: A broker conducts transactions in securities on behalf of others; a dealer buys and sells securities for his or her own accounts; and an investment adviser provides advice to others regarding securities. Broker-dealers and investment More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Regulation
Date: 3/4/2013
During 2011 and part of 2012, the FDIC conducted a second nationwide survey of FDIC-insured depository institutions to assess their efforts to serve unbanked and underbanked individuals and families. This survey focuses on banks' basic transaction and savings account programs, auxiliary product and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Survey Data Report
Date: 12/31/2012
This report was prepared to provide background on the “Bank On” model, a new approach for expanding access to safe, affordable financial services for unbanked households. The purpose of this report is to describe the landscape of Bank On programs, their origins, and their context within a broader More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Report
Tags: Low-cost accounts
Date: 3/7/2013
The Community Financial Access Pilot (CFAP) began in 2008 and was implemented through December 2009 by the U.S. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education, Community Financial Access Pilot, CFAP
Date: 3/7/2013
This article summarizes results from the FDIC's Model Safe Accounts pilot, which was launched to determine the feasibility of banks offering affordable transaction and savings accounts to bring more individuals into the financial mainstream. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Report
Date: 4/1/2012
We examine the cost and operational methods of three homeownership programs offered by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center (Center) and its partner agencies: Home Stretch homeownership classes, pre-purchase home buyer counseling, and foreclosure counseling. We describe the general cost structure of More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Financial literacy, financial education
Date: 6/1/2010
This study conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) examines rates of participation in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) in calendar year 2007 by ethnicity and gender. OPM found that minorities are less likely to participate in TSP (82.5 percent of minorities versus 87.8 More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Federal Thrift Savings Plan, TSP
Date: 4/1/2010
In 2008, the SEC commissioned a survey to evaluate "plain English" rules approved in 1998 with the goal of making mandated disclosures simpler, clearer and more useuful. Abt SBRI conducted the telephone survey on a national sample of 1000 adults who invested in stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Disclosure
Date: 7/30/2008
The State of Minnesota’s Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative (EMHI) seeks to boost homeownership rates among Minnesota’s “emerging markets,” defined as households of color, non-English speaking households, and households in which English is a second language. Many of the implementation More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Tags: Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative
Date: 10/1/2005