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Tag Archive: irrational behavior


Recently an article published on Bloomberg, Richard Thaler is not only a famous economist and author, but is also blogpart of a very successful fund, the 70-year-old University of Chicago professor, whose stock-picking theories drive the Undiscovered Managers Behavioral Value Fund, is getting discovered in more ways than one:

  1. “Behavioral economics [is] a field that only exists because regular economics is based on an idealized economic agent, sometimes called Homo Economicus. In the book we refer to such creatures as Econs. Econs are creatures that can calculate like a super computer, never get tempted by fatty or sweet foods, never get distracted, and probably aren’t a whole lot of fun to be around. In contrast, real people, who in the book we call humans, don’t make any appearance in standard economics. Behavioral economics is economics about humans.  Continue reading
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Identifying the Bubble

The Indian markets benchmarks Sensex @29000 and Nifty moving towards 9000 mark, has the music begun, has blogthe party started? Many of the Market Bear analysts have already cautioned the move.  Too much information these days in market is extremely dangerous.

Has the bubble formation started how long it will last, to be honest I don’t know. Bottom line the long-term story remains bullish and if you are in quality stocks you will get returns.

So how do we identify the bubble problem, the problem with bubbles is that if you sell stocks before the bubble bursts, you look foolish, but you also look foolish if you sell stocks after the bubble bursts.

Stock market bubbles don’t grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.” — George Soros  Continue reading

Markets and The Media

I have re-posted this post during the weekend  had a healthy argument with friends , as most of them are deadly follower of CNBC 😉 blog, and always search for tips .

Two monks argue about a flag.

One says, “The flag is moving.”

The other says, “The wind is moving.”

The Sixth Patriarch happens to walk by and remarks, “Not the wind, not the flag; mind is moving.”

Markets exist as where capital, investors and investments intersect in the form of securities. It is where the buying and selling of debt and equity occurs. Those with capital can invest in or lend to those who can put it to better potential long-term use, be they start-ups or existing companies or governments.  Continue reading

The Financial media & The Markets

Two monks argue about a flag.blog

One says, “The flag is moving.”

The other says, “The wind is moving.”

The Sixth Patriarch happens to walk by and remarks, “Not the wind, not the flag; mind is moving.”

Markets exist as where capital, investors and investments intersect in the form of securities. It is where the buying and selling of debt and equity occurs. Those with capital can invest in or lend to those who can put it to better potential long-term use, be they start-ups or existing companies or governments. Continue reading

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