Maintaining Investment Strategies During Market Volatility
Understanding why we make emotional investment decisions
Taking a rational and realistic approach in your investing strategy is not always easy. When market volatility occurs, stress can overpower rational thinking. Likewise when markets are rising, euphoria comes into play. We are all in the midst of experiencing an emotional time not only with the markets, but in all factors of our daily lives. The webinar will focus on ways to protect yourself from yourself and understanding why we make emotional investment decisions.
Behavioral finance studies the effects of psychological, cognitive, emotional, cultural, and social factors on the economic decisions of individuals. Understanding how those decisions vary from those implied by traditional theory is helpful in maintaining balanced emotions regarding investment decisions. Staying with your strategy through short-term volatility is usually the key to longer-term success with your portfolio.
Seth will share his insights on common investor behaviors and biases, along with ways to strategize focusing on your long-term goals. He will discuss:
- Why investors make emotional decisions
- How investors can protect themselves
- Global market overview
Seth Buks, Client Portfolio Manager, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Seth Buks is a client portfolio manager at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He is a member of the Global Asset Allocation and Investment Solutions team representing multi-asset strategies, global custom investment solutions, and tax efficient portfolio solutions.