Emotions in Check?

Losing sleep over your statements?

Tempted to abandon your investments?

Constantly checking returns?

Info overload got you stressed?

Rotate the wheel

Wheel of Investor Emotion

Rotate the wheel to see the emotional results of checking your investments too often!

Your chance is % to see a gain

That’s roughly a good-to-bad ratio

Typically this is how you feel


Because you gain Units of Emotion*

While you lose Units of Emotion

Wheel of Investor Emotion

Prospect Theory

*Prospect Theory states that for every good result a person sees, 1 Unit of Emotion is gained. But, when a bad result is seen, 2 units are lost, since a loss has twice the impact. Excessive checking can therefore lead to stress…leading to poor decisions. Someone might even abandon a plan as successful as the one used in this wheel’s calculations:

Period invested = 20 yr | Annual return = 15% | Volatility per annum = 10%. After the period, an initial $100,000 investment would total $1,636,654. The examples contained herein are for illustrative purposes only. Source: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and the Markets, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 2001) ISBN-10: 1587990717

Calculation assumptions (period invested = 20 yrs, annual return = 15%,
volatility per annum = 10%) should not be taken to represent the historical
or future performance of any product managed by Bridgehouse.

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