Thinking Fast and Slow to Beat the Market

Having trouble deciding whether you should worry more about the European banking crisis, the U.S. debt cliff or the slowdown in China? If so, you are not alone. But perhaps it is time to take a step back and consider how those worries are affecting your ability to think rationally.

The great expert on this question is the Nobel Prize winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman. His best-selling book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, describes Mr. Kahneman’s intellectual journey in discovering how humans are hard-wired to make the wrong decisions much of the time.

Among the unhelpful mental biases that Mr. Kahneman discovered is our tendency to be overconfident about our ability to predict the future Continue reading “Thinking Fast and Slow to Beat the Market”