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“Get‐Evenitis”: Riding Losers Too Long

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:
10.1093/0195161211.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Most people exhibit aversion to sure losses: they have great difficulty coming to terms with losses. Consequently, they are predisposed to holding their losers too long, and correspondingly sell ... More


The Dispositional Model Expounded

Noam Gur

in Legal Directives and Practical Reasons

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199659876
eISBN:
9780191748226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199659876.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In this chapter, an alternative understanding of law’s relationship with practical reasons is introduced, which is labelled the dispositional model. According to this model, the existence and ... More


Behavioral Aspects of Commodity Markets

John R. Nofsinger

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Are behavioral biases prevalent in commodities and futures markets? Although retail equity investors display many psychological biases, investors who are more sophisticated exhibit fewer biases. The ... More


Portfolio Managers

Erik Devos, Andrew C. Spieler, and Joseph M. Tenaglia

in Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190269999
eISBN:
9780190270025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269999.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In the oversight of most funds, the portfolio manager holds the key decision-making power. Often regarded as foundational to the investment process, a few select managers can attract billions of ... More


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