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The 7 Deadly Sins of Investors

6 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2006  

Michael M. Dowling

ESC Rennes School of Business

Brian M. Lucey

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin; University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics

Date Written: October 2006

Abstract

This short note examines common failures of individual equity investors via the metaphor of the 7 deadly sins of Christian theology. The note appeared in 7 parts in the Sunday Independent, the largest selling newspaper in Ireland, in the April-May 2006 period.

Keywords: investing

JEL Classification: A13, G11, H31

Suggested Citation

Dowling, Michael M. and Lucey, Brian M., The 7 Deadly Sins of Investors (October 2006). Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=938449 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.938449

Michael M. Dowling

ESC Rennes School of Business ( email )

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Brian M. Lucey (Contact Author)

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin ( email )

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University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics ( email )

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Slovenia

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