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Yes, markets tend to show corrections from time to time

Kicking off February 2018, the stock markets saw a strong adjustment in the United States, only the S&P 500 index experienced a drop of 4.1%, the deepest since August 2015. 578 more words


Brain and social hierarchies

The Neurobiology of Social Aggression

Duke-NUS researchers have discovered that a growth factor protein, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and its receptor, tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) affects social dominance in mice. 58 more words

Behavioral Economics

Lessons After 5 years of Trading

Back in 2012, after almost eight years of working as a sell side research analyst, an unusual opportunity knocked at my door. I would remain focused on the stock market, yet my value investor thinking hat would be set on the sidelines, as I were to lead a research project addressed for traders. 680 more words


Aspirational goods

Fight Climate Change with Behavior Change

A green car used to be seen as an aesthetic compromise for the crunchy few—a less stylish but more virtuous alternative to the many gas-guzzlers on the road. 85 more words

Behavioral Economics

Too many options?

Opt in vs. Opt out: Different defaults in different cities

I used to order the same sandwich at the Subway in Toronto (turkey-breast on a six inch, honey oat bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and black olives). 61 more words

Behavioral Economics

Price recall

Prominence of Price

People’s awareness of what products cost has been facing a decline. De Chernatony and Knox (1992) showed that consumers were much more accurate in recalling prices in 1958 than consumers in 1984, by doing a meta-analysis of many other price recall studies. 52 more words

Behavioral Economics

mini book review – “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness”

This book is not for me, even though it is a topic that I am interested in, and one of the authors is a Nobel Laureate. 430 more words

Mini Book Reviews