By Presiyana Karastoyanova 25-09-2019

How Investors Lose Money When They Sell (3 min read)

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Investors Behave the Same When They Buy and Sell, Don’t They? There is ostensibly no reason why an investor’s skill would differ between buying and selling a stock. Both activities involve, at least theoretically, a similar process. But a recently published paper, ‘Selling Fast and Buying Slow: Heuristics and Trading Performance of Institutional Investors’,  suggests that behavioural biases in decision-making can plague even the most sophisticated of investors. In the 1980’s the American economist Richard…

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