12 Cognitive Biases That Endanger Investors
Editor's Note: Todd posts his vibes in real time each day on our Buzz & Banter. I recently came across a terrific article that addressed 12 cognitive biases that prevent human beings from behaving rationally.  As perception is reality in the financial markets I thought it might be useful to address those issues through the lens of a trader. 1. Confirmation Bias This is a fatal flaw of trading; we tend to surround ourselves with information that validates our own point of view and dismiss input that conflicts with our reasoning (also known as cognitive dissonance).  This is the ...
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