||Econs, Humans and the Perception of Risk For most people, bad surprises loom larger than good ones, but our asymmetric perception of gains and losses is missing from typical risk measures like standard deviation. In this new paper, the Center uses proprietary research to investigate how we perceive risk and outlines the implications for investors.
||Do Smartphones Make Us Too Loss-Averse? New research from our Center for Behavioral Finance shows how excessive portfolio monitoring can cause investors to focus too much on losses—and even make bad decisions. Minimizing "myopic loss aversion" takes a long-term focus and good digital design.
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