emotion vs. reason

Political Instability is Not the Same as Financial Instability

It can be difficult to discern between political and financial instability. Global capital markets often mirror tempestuous political campaigns, eliciting financial anxiety that might not have otherwise existed. To illustrate an example of this behaviour, let’s reach back to November 22, 1963. It was the day that President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed… Continue reading “Political Instability is Not the Same as Financial Instability”

Parents, Beware

“Parents, Beware: Your Children Will Invest Like You Do.” This headline caught my attention in The Wall Street Journal last week. In all my studies, I have never come across any research that demonstrated a link between the investing behaviours of parents and children, until now. The author of the article1 highlights a July 2015… Continue reading “Parents, Beware”

How to Avoid Common Investment Mistakes

The VIEW from BURGUNDY As investors, each day we face triggers. Whether they manifest in our conversations with friends and colleagues, or in the barrage of daily media messaging, we are constantly surrounded by information that triggers hard-wired, internal “fight or flight” emotional responses. These responses originated as a means of survival for our ancestors… Continue reading “How to Avoid Common Investment Mistakes”

Fear of Missing Out

With the recent proliferation of social media, a previously little-known psychological condition has become commonplace: Fear Of Missing Out, often abbreviated as FOMO. The Fear Of Missing Out is fairly self-explanatory: anxiety manifests from the possibility of a significant event occurring without us knowing. It could be a viral online photo, a gathering of friends,… Continue reading “Fear of Missing Out”