Bear market | Bleader

Monday, February 25, 2008

Bear market

Posted By on 02.25.08 at 11:38 AM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Whenever I come across a story on "consumer confidence numbers" or some equivalent measure of psychological factors in the market, I cringe to think that such news can so drastically affect my carefully considered investments. I sat this week in my managerial economics class at Kellogg and heard about the dramatic effects of herding behavior even in mostly rational economic models. The gist of the lesson centered around the tendency to follow the masses when you have limited resources to fully evaluate a given problem.

I don't know why, since I'm totally ignorant of finance, but I kind of love Hunter Hillenmeyer's investment column.

Tags:

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Whet Moser

  • —30—

    A farewell, and some favorite pieces from the Reader.
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Very Political Life of Bill Daley

    Bill Daley: lifetime centrist
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Hidden Hands

    The Hidden Hands

    In every successful campaign—and every dud—pros are masterminding and organizing from offstage. Meet the people behind six mayoral candidates.
    • Jan 13, 2011
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Duck and Cover Classroom The Time Gallery
August 10
Music
J@K@L Experimental Sound Studio
July 16

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories