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Understanding and avoiding behavioral pitfalls will ultimately have a greater impact on investing success than any other factor. Since emotions and subsequent behavioral pitfalls are frequently associated with miscalculating risk tolerance and asset allocation, the new investor should be aware of behavioral pitfalls before making asset allocation decisions.
“Your investing brain does not just add and multiply and estimate and evaluate,” says Jason Zweig in his book, Your Money and Your Brain. “When you win, lose, or risk money, you stir up some of the most profound emotions a human being can ever feel.” (more...)
This week in financial history
- 1997 - Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipts (SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF) were launched by State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) as the first exchange-traded fund in the United States (preceded by the short-lived Index Participation Shares that launched in 1989). The ETF was designed and developed by a team led by Nathan Most. Source: The 15 Most Important ETFs
- 1885 - The New York Stock Exchange recommended that listed companies publish and distribute to stockholders annual financial statements. (Source)
- 1974 - John Bogle was fired as CEO of Wellington Management Company. Source: Robert Slater (1996) John Bogle and the Vanguard Experiment. McGraw-Hill. pp.60 -63.
- 2005 - The Korea Exchange (KRX) was newly established by consolidating three domestic exchanges: Korea Stock Exchange (KSE), KOSDAQ Market, and Korea Futures Exchange (KOFEX). Source: Korea Market Profile
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