In a study about recognition of risk, 82% of the sampled college students rated themselves above average in driving ability. What should be the correct percentage who rate above average? It is less than 50%.
When 2,994 new business owners were asked about their chances of success, they thought they had a 70 % chance of success. What is the reality? Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the first 10 years. Only 25% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more.
According the research by Barber and Odean, single men (as apposed to single women, married women and married men) trade stock most frequently (highest turnover rate). And the portfolios of single men have the highest volatility and the highest beta coefficients and tend to include the stocks of smaller companies.
- >From the above Episode 2 (2-1,2-2, 2-3), are any similar phenomena happening by investors?
- >From the above Episode 2, have you experienced any similar things?
- >From the above Episode 2, why do you think such phenomena occur?