The Investor's Paradox: Making Intelligent Decisions Amid More Choices

11 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2008

Date Written: June 1, 2008

Abstract

Having more choices is always a benefit - or is it? In the book The Paradox of Choice (New York: HarperCollins, 2004), Professor Barry Schwartz convincingly argues that the process of making constant decisions amidst a sea of overwhelming choice - be it health care options, televisions, or investment products - can and often does result in behavioral biases, stress, and poor decisions. In this article, we share insights from The Paradox of Choice and discuss the implications for investors.

Keywords: paradox of choice, choice, decision, behavioral biases, paradox, investment, investors

Suggested Citation

Institute, Brandes, The Investor's Paradox: Making Intelligent Decisions Amid More Choices (June 1, 2008). Brandes Institute Research Paper No. 2008-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1144311 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1144311

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