Mind Over Money

Mind Over Money: Can markets be rational when humans aren't? Airs on PBS April 27, 2010


Looks fascinating:  Can markets be rational when Humans are not?

Wednesday, April 28 — 09:00pm

Mind Over Money
Why the brain can misfire when money is involved, from Wall Street experts not predicting the economic collapse of 2008 to the irrational money-related decisions everyday people can make.
duration: 60 min

The Disposition Effect
Trust your gut when trading stocks? Do no such thing, argues David Adler, producer of “Mind Over Money.”

The Deciding Factor
A new study at Harvard is exploring how emotions affect our decisions, whether we like it or not. Using analysis and experiment, this film explores why economists failed to predict the 2008 crash and why we so often make irrational financial decisions.

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