In earlier installments of this article, I have discussed some behavioral biases that tend to influence people to make bad investing decisions. In this post, I explore several more of these biases. The focus of this piece is on how we perceive ourselves and our ability to make independent decisions. One of the key ideas within rational markets is that people gather public information and make informed decisions. Without rational market participants, it is unlikely that markets themselves will converge to appropriate prices for traded assets (stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.). (more…)
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This is a guest blog by Mycroft Psaras. It’s an edited version of a longer piece that can be found at The Free Cash Flow Analyst.
The internet is obviously an evolving and changing civilization with millions of new websites being created every day. As an investor though I have never been able to capitalize on Internet stocks in large numbers, because they have never been able to provide the price to free cash flow numbers that I look for when making an investment. (more…)