7th August 2012: Moods & Markets

Moods and Markets

 

Financial Insyghts president and Minyanville contributor Peter Atwater has a new book out — Mood and Markets — on socioeconomics, or the study of how economics affects society, group dynamics, and investor preferences. Atwater focuses on ‘horizon preferences’: how investor’s sense of time and space shape their emotions, mood and decision-making. Horizon preferences look to have some interesting potential connections with behavioural economics, psychohistory, and strategic foresight. Josh Brown’s Reformed Broker blog has an excerpt.