Sunday, February 28, 2010

Behavioral Finance: The Role of Psychology

Behavioral Finance is a relatively recent revolution in finance that applies insights from all of the social sciences to finance. New decision-making models incorporate psychology and sociology, among other other disciplines, to explain economic and financial phenomenom, such as erratic stock price variations. Pyschological patterns such as overconfidence and perceived kinks in the value function seem to impact financial decision-making but are NOT included classical theories such as the Expected Utility Theory.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Financial System Needs to Evolve

How it Evolves will determine how we recover..... and who wins and who loses......

Successful Investing requires a notion of the Future

Recovering from a boom/bust cycle has two components.

1- cyclical forces

2- Evolutionary forces

We believe the second will play a much more significant rile then many realize this time around.

In the Modular 2 out of three doesn't fly.

Are you a modular Citizen...