The way we think and behave, the core of who we are, and our level of self-awareness with regards to our emotions, all have a direct and significant impact on our results as investors.
The psychology of investing is something which has been written about in books and articles. ‘Fear and Greed’ are concepts that are tossed around as clichés and are obvious drivers of sentiment in the share market.
The emotions an investor experiences are more complex than fear and greed. The challenge is measuring the interplay between these emotions and the success attributed to one’s psychology.
In the first part of this series, I set the context around what ‘the market’ really is and also some insights that both Fahd and I have learned.