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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM TULIPMANIA? Following the crowd can lead to investor regret

Behavioral Finance for Everyday Investors

We like to think we invest rationally, but the field of behavioral finance has shown there are social, emotional, and even cognitive factors that can affect our investing decisions. By becoming aware of these unconscious tendencies, we have a better chance of meeting our long-term investing goals.

Today's lesson: Herding

The Wisdom of Crowds?

Herding is the idea that people are more comfortable investing their money in the same way as the majority of others at any given time.

Simply put, it's relying on the wisdom of the crowd—even when the crowd may be doing something kind of nutty.

Talk to Your Advisor. It's a great way to take a step back and get an objective opinion about whether you're investing to meet your own goals or just following the crowd. Your advisor can help you stay focused on your long-term goals and the financial plan you've created to meet them.

  1. Step

    For those still not sure about the stock market.

  2. Walk

    For those who are nervous about timing their re-entry.

  3. Sprint

    And for those ready to "sprint" back into the stock market, there may be some attractive opportunities.

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