Human nature, financial crises and investing in the face of uncertainty

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While markets regularly seem to have periods of falling prices, advisers can often seem to focus on the upside, directing relatively little effort towards spotting the future crises.

Recent developments have shown that political events often affect markets and
outcomes may differ from those expected by mainstream opinion. Press coverage can seem short-term, and adverse market periods are rapidly forgotten.

The fundamental causes of financial crises are often rooted deep within human nature. So how do we better manage investments in the face of this uncertainty?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationDISCUS (Discretionary Investment Services Coming Under Scrutiny) platform article
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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