What goes around, comes around—and that is especially true when it comes to behavioral economics. Who was quick to recognize that emotions drive people’s financial decisions and behavior? The answer is Adam Smith, who was both instrumental in creating the field of economics and a moral philosopher to boot. In that same vein is my guest this week, Nika Kabiri, who knows the Confirmation Bias is among the most important factors to navigate in helping her clients make their investment choices. Along the way, this conversation takes in the movie The Big Short, Federal Reserve Board chairman Jerome Powell, and what may lay ahead for an economy trying to emerge from the ravages of Covid-19. Five types of investors are likewise discussed in this episode, from the more-is-better investor to the what-has-always-worked investor. Figure out which type of investor you are, and how you can become more confident about your investment strategy.
Released today: episode #79 of my podcast series “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight,” featuring Nika Kabiri discussing Money off the Table: Decision Science and the Secret to Smarter Investing. Click on https://newbooksnetwork.com/category/special-series/dan-hills-eq-spotlight to get to the new episode.
Nika Kabiri teaches Decision Science at the University of Washington, and is the founder and owner of Kabiri Consulting LLC, where she uses Decision Science to help businesses grow.