Examining Your Own Investor Bias

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We all have biases about our favorite and least favorite things. When it comes to investing, what biases should we be aware of? When you go to work with a financial advisor, it’s important to take in their advice and the resources available to you instead of simply letting your judgment be overly influenced by your biases. An advisor may be able to keep those biases balanced against your financial plan.

Here are some of the biases you might experience:

  • Looking only for information that provides confirmation bias. 2:30
  • Loss aversion bias can make you overly fearful. 6:00
  • You might be prone to chasing a trend. 10:16
  • Self-attribution bias can overlook external factors. 15:30

 

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Nathan O’ Bryant is the founder of O’Bryant & Associates, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory firm in the state of TN. He’s been helping people plan for retirement and their financial futures for more than 15 years.

The weekly podcast features discussion and excellent guidance on the important financial planning questions we all have. Whether it’s tax planning, retirement income, social security or the stock market, you’ll find that no topics are off limit on this show.

YOUR HOST

Nathan O’ Bryant is the founder of O’Bryant & Associates, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory firm in the state of TN. He’s been helping people plan for retirement and their financial futures for more than 15 years.

The weekly podcast features discussion and excellent guidance on the important financial planning questions we all have. Whether it’s tax planning, retirement income, social security or the stock market, you’ll find that no topics are off limit on this show.

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