It’s easy to assume that investing is only about doing the sums.

In reality, however, human nature plays an enormous role on markets, and even the most prudent investors can come unstuck because they fail to account for their own natural biases, preferences and emotional responses to events.

In this video, three senior psychologists debate the importance of emotions in investing – or, to use the terminology, behavioural finance – and how best to manage them.

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The opinions expressed are those of Adrian Furnham, Gulnur Muradoglu and Emily Haisley as of 2019 and are subject to change at any time due to changes in market or economic conditions. This material is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any strategy. The views are not necessarily shared by other investment managers or St. James’s Place Wealth Management.

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