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Financial Decision-making & Investor Behaviour

Financial Decision-making & Investor Behaviour
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ISBN: 978-87-403-0285-1
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Pages : 99
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About the book

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  3. About the Author


Over the past decade, and especially after the recent 2007-2009 and 2011 financial crises, academics and financial practitioners alike have devoted significant resources to trying to identify investment strategies that are successful regardless of wider economic and financial market conditions. Only a small percentage of this vast output has been devoted to an area which we now view as being fundamental to the successful long-term management of wealth – behavioural finance. Behavioural finance uses our knowledge of psychology to improve our understanding of how individual investors make financial decisions, and how these individual decisions cause markets to behave in aggregate. This book provides a thorough introduction of behavioural finance, investor behaviour and financial decision-making including a historical review of some of the most important financial bubbles through history.


  1. Preface
    1. Outlining the structure of the book
    2. Acknowledgements and author’s foreword
  2. From standard finance to behavioural finance?
    1. Individual economic decision-making
    2. The efficient market hypothesis
    3. Behavioural Finance
    4. Prospect theory
  3. Heuristics and biases related to financial investments
    1. Financial behaviour stemming from familiarity
    2. Financial behaviour stemming from representativeness
    3. Anchoring
    4. Overconfidence and excessive trading
    5. Path-dependent behaviour
  4. Financial anomalies – Do behavioural factors explain stock market puzzles?
    1. The January effect & Small-firm effect
    2. The winner’s curse
    3. The equity premium puzzle
    4. Value premium puzzle
    5. Other anomalies
  5. Famous real-world bubbles
    1. Tulipmania
    2. The South Sea bubble
    3. The 1929 stock market crash
    4. The bubble
    5. The U.S. housing boom and bust
    6. Some behavioural finance thoughts on the present financial crises
    7. Bubbles: Past, Present and Future
  6. Behavioural investing
    1. Points to consider for the behavioural investor
  7. List of references
  8. Endnotes

About the Author

Peter Dybdahl Hede has a M.Sc. and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a Business Diploma (HD) in Finance from the Copenhagen Business School. Working as Customer Solutions Application Manager in a large biotech company Peters´ areas of expertise spans from Chemical Engineering and Particle Technology to Finance and Economics.

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