Richard Thaler

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Scott Anthony’s ideas have gained traction lately and he is ranked as one of the top 10 global business thinkers in the prestigious Thinkers50 listing. Photograph: Alastair Fyfe

A frequently quoted survey by consulting firm McKinsey suggests that 94 per cent of executives are dissatisfied by their firm’s innovation efforts, de(...)

 A new study notes that investors have long been prone to the disposition effect – the tendency to sell winning stocks and hold on to losers. Photograph: iStock

Nobel economist and behavioural finance expert Richard Thaler has long warned that it’s a bad idea to look at your portfolio too often, and a new stud(...)

Traders working  at the  New York Stock Exchange. Investors should be wary of sensationalist media headlines that make market declines seem larger than they really are. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Can the market multiply and divide? The question might seem odd – after all, financial markets are dominated by sophisticated investors who aim to ke(...)

Yes, most investors are awful at timing. Photograph: iStock

Investors ran for the hills as stocks plunged over Christmas, with retail sentiment surveys showing pessimism at five-year highs. Now, 20 per cent lat(...)

Managers are much more likely to sell stocks with extreme returns, research indicates. Photograph: Reuters

Buying stocks is easy, but selling? That’s when things get tricky, according to new research. It’s well -known that most fund managers don’t beat the(...)

Prof Terrance Odean: Managers were 17 per cent more likely to repurchase a stock if they had previously sold it for a profit rather than a loss

Fund managers, armed with an almost infinite amount of fundamental and technical information, buy and sell stocks every day. However, while they may a(...)

William Nordhaus  after winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences at Yale University on Monday. Photograph:  Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

A study of the economics profession in the United States, undertaken a number of years ago, found that academic papers in economics rarely referred to(...)

Bad weather has been shown to affect people’s moods, driving “fatigue, anxiety, depression and limited attention to work”. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Sunny weather fosters a sunny mood, so this summer’s unexpectedly fine weather has no doubt boosted people’s spirits. New research suggests it may eve(...)

Over a thousand economists have written to Donald Trump warning his “economic protectionism” and tough rhetoric on trade threatens to repeat the mista(...)

Yields between 2 and 3 per cent represent the “sweet spot” for stocks, Merrill Lynch cautioned in a report last week. Photograph: iStock

Stocks have rebounded nicely since the heavy selling in early February, recently enjoying their biggest weekly gain in five years. But last Wednesday’(...)

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