Herding

Herding

Herding

Curious Investor Behaviour – Number 5

Herding

When investors are uncertain about the value of financial instruments, they typically default to a herding impulse; part of our evolutionary heritage that served us well in the past. Sadly, herds are ruled by the majority,
so the prevailing mood predominates. It takes a healthy dose of scepticism and nerves of steel to resist the temptation to run with the herd.

Perhaps we ought to keep reminding ourselves that a consensus view isn’t always necessarily right.


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About Reuben Zelwer

 

Reuben Zelwer established Adapt Wealth Management in 2011 to help time poor clients achieve financial freedom. For over 15 years, Reuben has helped professionals, executives, business owner and those approaching retirement make the most of their circumstances by making good financial decisions. Reuben’s professional practice is complemented by substantial voluntary work, which has included setting up financial literacy and savings programs in the local community.

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