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What Investors Really Want : What Investors Really Want: Know What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions - Meir Statman

What Investors Really Want

What Investors Really Want: Know What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions

Hardcover Published: 4th May 2010
ISBN: 9780071741651
Number Of Pages: 304

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A pioneer in the field of behavioral finance presents an investment guide based on what really drives investors

  • Perfectly timed to give readers a real edge for investing in post-crash markets
  • Author is a leading authority on the theory and application of behavioral finance and a fixture in The Wall Street Journal and other leading media outlets
  • Poised to become the definitive text on how investors and managers make financial decisions—and how these decisions are reflected in financial markets
About the Author

Meir Statman is the Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and Visiting Professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. His research on behavioral finance has been supported by the National Science Foundation, CFA Institute, and Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) and has been published in the Journal of Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, and many other publications.

A recipient of two IMCA Journal Awards, the Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper on Socially Responsible Investing, and three Graham and Dodd Awards, Statman consults with many investment companies and presents his work to academics and professionals in the U.S. and abroad.

Introduction: What We Wantp. ix
We Want Profits Higher than Risksp. 1
We Have Thoughts, Some Erroneousp. 17
We Have Emotions, Some Misleadingp. 37
We Want to Play, and Winp. 55
We Join Herds and Inflate Bubblesp. 67
We Want Self-Control and Mental Accountsp. 81
We Want to Save for Tomorrow and Spend It Todayp. 93
We Want Hope for Riches and Freedom from the Fear of Povertyp. 107
We Have Similar Wants and Different Onesp. 119
We Want to Face No Lossesp. 133
We Want to Pay No Taxesp. 151
We Want High Status and Proper Respectp. 161
We Want to Stay True to Our Valuesp. 177
We Want Fairnessp. 195
We Want to Invest in Our Children and Familiesp. 209
We Want Education, Advice, and Protectionp. 223
Conclusion: What We Havep. 237
Notesp. 243
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780071741651
ISBN-10: 0071741658
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 4th May 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.7  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1