The Psychology of Investing
While traditional finance focuses on the tools used to optimize return and minimize risk, this book shows how psychology can explain our decisions more than financial theory. Analyzing how investors behave in the real world, this is the first book of its kind to delve into the ways biases influence investment behavior, and how overcoming these biases can increase financial success.
Now in its seventh edition, this classic text features:
- An easy-to-understand structure, illustrating psychological biases as everyday behavior; analyzing their effect on investment decisions; and concluding with academic studies that show real-life investors making choices that hurt their wealth
- New content on fintech and cryptocurrencies, the role of social media in investing, generational biases, and the COVID-19 pandemic
- Experiential examples, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter discussion questions to help readers test their practical understanding
- Online supplements comprising PowerPoint slides for both students and lecturers
Fully updated with the latest research in the field, The Psychology of Investing will prove fascinating and educational for advanced students in behavioral finance, investment and portfolio management classes, as well as investors and financial planners.
1. Psychology and Finance 2. Overconfidence 3. Pride and Regret 4. Risk Perceptions 5. Decision Frames 6. Mental Accounting 7. Forming Portfolios 8. Representativeness and Familiarity 9. Social Interaction and Investing 10. Emotion and Investment Decisions 11. Self-Control and Decision Making 12. The Physiology of Investing 13. The Meme Investors of 2021
"John Nofsinger’s The Psychology of Investing has become a modern classic. The 7th edition features new content on fintech and cryptocurrencies, the role of social media in investing, generational biases, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone interested in keeping abreast of the latest developments on the behavioral side of investing should find this latest edition indispensable."
— H. Kent Baker, University Professor of Finance, American University