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Open‐Ended Mutual Funds: Misframing, “Hot Hands,” and Obfuscation Games

Hersh Shefrin

in Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161212
eISBN:
9780199832996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161211.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Misframing and heuristic‐driven bias combine to confuse investors about the relative contributions of skill and luck in fund performance. Investors invariably attribute excessive weight to skill, and ... More


Sampling-Based Reasoning II: Obfuscation

Spiegler Ran

in Bounded Rationality and Industrial Organization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195398717
eISBN:
9780199896790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398717.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter extends the analysis of competitive markets when consumers employ sampling-based reasoning to situations in which firms can use obfuscation strategies to create price complexity. It is ... More


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