Commitment Bias – Podcast #10
Aug31

Commitment Bias – Podcast #10

Download audio Listen/View host page Tahric talks about how to identify commitment bias and how an emotional attachment to a decision can lead to losses. Download audio Listen/View host page Tweet Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintGoogleRedditLike this:Like...

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Is short selling evil?
Jun25

Is short selling evil?

  I’ve both witnessed and participated in debates on whether or not short selling stocks is wrong or harmful to companies or market participants. Short selling is essentially betting that the price of a commodity, stock, bond, or currency will go down in the future. It works through borrowing the stock from a broker, buying it back at a lower price, and keeping the difference. According to Investopedia.com ‘Short...

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US household wealth falls
Jun25

US household wealth falls

      The average American household has seen their wealth decline by thirty five percent between 2005 and 2010. The (American) Census Bureau’s points to falling real estate prices and stock market indices as main causes of this decline. The median has fallen from $102,844 in 2005 to $66,740 in 2010. The house net worth is calculated by the value of assets minus the debt. [1] “2010?” you say. I know...

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Can the BlackBerry be the CrackBerry again?
Jun12

Can the BlackBerry be the CrackBerry again?

    The BlackBerry became known as the Crackberry, because of its owners’ inability to put it down. It was launched in 1999. With this product, RIM (Research In Motion) started the trend of having a phone permanently attached to your hand, with your neck and back arched over an enchanted screen. Enter, the smartphone age! I graduated the year after the launch. My good friend would lock into the screen and be lost to the...

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