Don’t Let Emotions Influence Your Investing Decisions

Don’t Let Emotions Influence Your Investing Decisions

By Robert L. Meyer, CEO/CIO for Ibis Capital

Investing is difficult, and being human makes it harder. That’s why even the smartest people are affected by cognitive biases, especially when it comes to investing.

Since Inauguration Day, it’s fair to say that many people are experiencing a volatile and highly emotional environment. Whether you’re happy with the Trump administration, upset or simply distracted by the widespread protests, raucous Cabinet confirmations, Twitter controversies and reports of spats with foreign governments, investors need to be aware of their biases and the impact they could have on their current investing decisions.

Amidst all of this commotion, financial markets have actually started the year strong. What accounts for the difference between the “chaos reigns” narrative in the media and the relatively calm march higher in financial markets? …

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