Edge

Are you a stock picker? May I ask why? What makes you think that you can outsmart full-day traders and the professionals? What is your edge over them?  You might no longer have an edge in calculating ratios or analysing…

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You and I, we are both just average

Bias: Illusory Superiority

“Whoa, wait a minute,” I can hear you protesting, “Dude, what are you saying?  No way!  That might apply to you, but definitely not to me.  I am special!” Face it, my friend, you’re nothing special, because the mediocrity principle simply states so. The universe…

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Finally, a less wordy post about our biases

Thank you, dear readers, for reading my blog-posts and for letting me know what you like and dislike about them (for example, too long, too wordy). I hear you; thus, this post is succinct in answering: Why we save so little? Why evolution is to blame for our stock losses? Why…

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Mere-exposure effect

The time has come again. It’s that time of the year when families gather for reunion dinners, when extended families from far-flung corners of Singapore meet in one central place for the annual “oh-how-have-you-been – when-are-you-getting-married – have-you-gained-some-weight – conversations”.…

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