Freakonomics Radio host Stephen Dubner and CEO Jon Stein discussed Dubner’s new book in an event at Betterment in July.
In a recent interview with Jon Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment, Stephen Dubner shared some of his findings from behavioral economic research about how to think outside the box and invest better. Betterment customers attended the live event and also watched through a steaming live webcast. Here are some highlights:
Why Stock Market News Might Be Misleading You
Learn to separate the meaningful information from the noise. Knowing the right way to interpret market news can help us to make smarter decisions about how to manage our investments.
Investing’s Pain Gap: What You Put Up With To Earn Returns
Markets are frustrating—especially when you look at a year’s worth of returns. Year to year, you can easily experience what we call the pain gap. The key is to not let the pain gap create a behavior gap between your account and market performance.
What is Dollar-Cost Averaging?
Although it’s not always the most optimal investment strategy, choosing to dollar-cost average into the market has behavioral and psychological benefits that may help you over the long run.
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