Greg Davies

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Studies show investors who have experienced low-probability events such as earthquakes are more likely to believe a future market crash is likely

Alarms, sirens, stop signs – the colour red has long been associated with danger and the need for vigilance, and this is also true of the financial wo(...)

Going with your gut: “The results of the study indicate the market ‘selects’, Darwinian-style, ‘for traders with good gut feelings’, with those lacking in this department ‘eliminated’ over time.” File photograph: Scott Olson/Reuters

Financial institutions increasingly use computer algorithms to navigate global markets, but it seems there is still a role for traders who rely on a (...)

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The recent overnight crash in sterling, which saw the currency plunge by more than 6 per cent in a matter of minutes before swiftly rebounding, is the(...)

At an event hosted by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Greg Davies will illustrate how investors’ search for emotional comfort can affect investment success. Photograph: Bloomberg

Investment decisions can be heavily swayed by our emotional responses to immediate context – but often these matter a lot less than we think. W(...)

How will markets go? Forecaster Robert Prechter warned that the Dow Jones would fall below 1,000 in 2010 – it has spent most of 2015 around the 18,000 level. Photograph: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Market forecasting is a tricky business, with countless studies indicating we should be sceptical towards those who purport to know what the future ho(...)

Can money buy you happiness? If not, why not? Surely wealth brings control, choice and security – apparent prerequisites for the happy life?Philosophe(...)

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Correction or not, investors may need to “buckle up for more volatility” following the recent “market rout”, Blackrock recently cautioned. Two (...)

A pedestrian walks past a brokerage in Tokyo where stocks fluctuations have affected investors in recent times. Photograph: Reuters/Yuya Shino

If you’re wondering why you often get the timing of investments wrong by buying at the top and selling at the bottom, you might be glad to learn that (...)