Category: Understanding good & bad investment behaviour
Anne Maggisano

Make the Choice to Think Deliberately

In November I had the great fortune to participate in the Investment Decisions and Behavioural Finance course at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge. It was an intense and exhilarating experience – an opportunity to have intimate discussions with esteemed … Read More →

Rob Barbara

Quick Brain, Thoughtful Brain

In my last post I explained that the human brain is built ill-equipped for the investment world. The typical human fear/greed responses are counterproductive to our long-term investment goals and, though they may be natural tendencies, we must learn the … Read More →

Rob Barbara

Our Primitive Brain: An Impediment to Investment Success

My first post on the topic of behavioural finance introduced the idea that investors, rather than listening to logic that tells them to buy low and sell high, do just the opposite and let their emotions drive investment decisions – … Read More →

Rob Barbara

Emotional Investing is Bad for your Wealth

Each year I visit my Alma Mater, the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, to teach a seminar to MBA students. It’s one of the highlights of my year because I’m given a soapbox by my … Read More →