In the second of our series of posts on behavioural finance, we'll look at two anomalies that can cause investors to behave in a less than rational way. It's worth considering whether you've ever fallen prey to either of these biases. Chances are, at one point or another, we all have.
Understanding your financial personality is vitally important. It can help you understand why you make the investment decisions you make, how you are likely to react to the uncertainty inherent in investing and how you can temper the irrational elements of investment decisions while still satisfying your individual preferences.
I recently read a great book called Behavioural Investing written by James Montier and I learned something I would like to share with you. Psychologists have suggested that we have two different systems embedded within our minds. One system is emotional, and the other logical. In this post, we'll look at behavioural investing and the dangers of letting your emotions get in the way of your investment decisions.