Marc To Markets

Why Being Good at Investing Isn't Part Of Human Nature

August 09, 2018 Season 3 Episode 5
Marc To Markets
Why Being Good at Investing Isn't Part Of Human Nature
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Marc To Markets
Why Being Good at Investing Isn't Part Of Human Nature
Aug 09, 2018 Season 3 Episode 5
Marc Penziner & Amanda Beebe
On this episode I'm joined by Amanda Beebe, Senior Associate at Bernstein Private Wealth Management. We discuss how the essence of human nature leads people to be much worse at managing money than anticipated. We share research on how the mind can be lazy and lead investors to bad conclusions, especially when it involves evaluating risk and return. We cover why people so deeply want certainty and feel such acute pain from loss, and how these desires can lead to poor outcomes. We then address the impact this has had on portfolio returns and how one can become a better investor in the future. For more information email marc.penziner@bernstein.com or call 212-969-6655. The information contained herein reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this publication. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed herein may change at any time after the date of this publication. This document is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
Show Notes
On this episode I'm joined by Amanda Beebe, Senior Associate at Bernstein Private Wealth Management. We discuss how the essence of human nature leads people to be much worse at managing money than anticipated. We share research on how the mind can be lazy and lead investors to bad conclusions, especially when it involves evaluating risk and return. We cover why people so deeply want certainty and feel such acute pain from loss, and how these desires can lead to poor outcomes. We then address the impact this has had on portfolio returns and how one can become a better investor in the future. For more information email marc.penziner@bernstein.com or call 212-969-6655. The information contained herein reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this publication. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed herein may change at any time after the date of this publication. This document is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.