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Researchers : Behavioral Patterns and Pitfalls of U.S. Investors (2010)
Complete Description: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 explanations for a reluctance to invest including financial literacy and trust. It also discusses retirement saving inadequacy and reviews a series of common investment mistakes as well as behavioral patterns related to annuity and growth investing. This report is a companion piece to an annotated bibliography on the behavioral characteristics of investors.
Date Published:Sunday, August 1, 2010
Author:Seth L. Elan
Funding Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission
Type: Report;
Source: Literature review;
Language: English
Audience: Researcher