Fed volatility risk management Risk Trading Overconfidence

Fed On Trading: Self-Manipulation with Alcohol and Drugs

New white paper from New York Federal Reserve researcher and University of Michigan professor show that risk tastes and overconfidence are related
It’s a vicious cycle in trading: overconfident traders push valuations higher, causing traders to become yet more confident, leading to yet higher valuations, sometimes accompanied and facilitated by artificial stimuli such as cocaine -- and the opposite spiral occurs in crashes (the study discusses the use of drugs and alcohol in one segment). As long term risk management considerations are put on the back burner, such feedback . . .


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