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Behavioural Finance

Behavioural finance blends economics and psychology in seeking to understand individual and collective financial behaviour. It is the study of how human behaviour can influence stock prices and stock markets to create irrational pricing. These suggested books and Internet links should help you grasp an understanding of the concept so that you will be better able to recognize when your behaviour may not be in your own best interest.

References:

Irrational Exuberance.

Author:Robert J., Shiller
Published information:Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2000.
Resource Centre call number:332.632220973 Sh6

The Psychology Of Finance.

Author:Lars., Tvede
Published information:New York, N.Y: John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
Resource Centre call number:332.6019 T94

Investment Psychology Explained: Classic Strategies To Beat The Markets.

Author:Martin J, Pring
Published information:New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons , 1993.
Resource Centre call number:332.678 P88

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes: And How To Correct Them.

Author:Gary, Belsky and Thomas Gilovich
Published information:New York, N.Y: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
Resource Centre call number: 332.024 B41

Manias, Panics, And Crashes A History Of Financial Crises.

Author:Charles P, Kindleberger
Published information:3rd ed. New York, N.Y: John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
Resource Centre call number:338.5409 K58

Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds And Confusion De Confusiones.

Author:Charles, Mackay and Joseph De La Vega
Published information:New York, NY: Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996.
Resource Centre call number: 301.15 M11