Hans has been asked to come give an 8 week course on Misbehaving 101: How to misbehave with your finances. He will share his years of knowledge on investor psychology and how to improve investor behavior to improve investment performance. Behavioral Finance is one of the three financial pillars that Intelligent Investing was founded on. Email us to learn more about joining, or to book one of the Intelligent TALKs with your business or non-profit.
BEF270 Misbehaving 101: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance
Wednesday, 9–10:30 a.m., Herring Center, Campbell (HC004)
Investors are their own worst enemies. In this fun-filled Misbehaving TALK (Teaching and Laughing Keynote) course, we will have fun learning how we are the root of our fears and greed, but we are also the solution. Traditional finance based on textbooks says that man is rational and wants to maximize returns and minimize risk. However, behavioral finance describes man as irrational
and says man is focused more on his losses than his gains. We will explore this bias called loss aversion, and many more biases and emotions we face with our finances. We will discover how
fear and greed can be minimized by understanding when we may face each of these emotions, and how to mitigate them. In this technology filled world, we have information at our fingertips,
yet we still misbehave with our money. The more frequently we look at our portfolios, the higher the probability of seeing a loss, and when we see a loss, we tend to overreact. This course explores the multiple gaps that humans face in order to improve the way they invest and think about money. We will cover the behavior gap, time gap, and risk gap.
The course begins on March 28th and runs through May 16th.
To register online, go to: www.furman.edu/olli