Biases and Portfolio Selection

  • Course StartSelf-paced
  • Course Duration4 weeks
  • Workload4 hours per week
  • Credit OfferedCertificate Available
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Learn how to capitalize on understanding behavioral biases and irrational behavior in financial markets.

Course Description

Part of the Investment and Portfolio Management Specialization.

Investors tend to be their own worst enemies. In this third course, you will learn how to capitalize on understanding behavioral biases and irrational behavior in financial markets. You will start by learning about the various behavioral biases – mistakes that investors make and understand their reasons. You will learn how to recognize your own mistakes as well as others and understand how these mistakes can affect investment decisions and financial markets. You will also explore how different preferences and investment horizons impact the optimal asset allocation choice.

After this course, you will be more effective in overcoming biases to do the wrong things at the wrong times and tailoring an investment strategy that is best suited on your or your client’s profile and investment needs.

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Arzu Ozoguz

Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance Jones School of Business Professor Arzu Ozoguz is a visiting assistant professor from the University of Texas at Dallas. She also served as an assistant professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2008-2010 and at Queen’s University, Queen’s School of Business from 2004-2006. Professor Ozoguz received her BA […]

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