This book examines the behavioral characteristics of U.S. investors wherein the primary goal is to identify common investment mistakes and to provide scholarly commentary from university professors and professionals in the fields of economics, ...
business, finance, psychology and sociology. Insights are provided as to how investors make the initial decision to invest and why some are reluctant to invest at all. Many of the scholars cited here have made seminal contributions to the analysis of the human element of investing. Students of their work can learn much about the patterns and pitfalls associated with investor behavior.