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Fear, Greed and Panic: The Psychology of the Stock Market

Fear, Greed and Panic: The Psychology of the Stock Market

David Cohen

ISBN: 978-0-470-84508-0

Jul 2002

320 pages

$52.99

Description

What really influences the way the stock markets behave?

David Cohen argues that far from being influenced by logical, rational considerations, stock markets are driven by deep-seated emotions such as fear, greed, panic and the herd instinct.

Written in a jargon-free style, this book contains fascinating case histories on companies and individuals and includes an amusing psychological quiz which will help you to understand your own attitude to risk and therefore guide you when making investment decisions.

Essential reading for anyone with an interest in how markets actually work.
* A fun, topical read
* Contains a psychological quiz to test attitude towards risk
* Includes a useful glossary of psychological and investment terms
About the Author.

Introduction.

A Thousand Ways of Losing Your Pants.

The Psychology of Money and Profit.

The Logical Blues or How we Learn to Hate Informaiton.

Inside the Markets -
The Analysts.

The Psychology of Risk and Risk Takers.

Going for Broke -
The Secret Art of Broking.

Inside the Markets -
Dealers and Traders.

Psychology and the Great Gurus of Investment.

Case Histories.

Faith, Fraud and Financial IQ.

Glossary.

References.

Index.
"..thought-provoking.." (Moneywise February 2002)