Human nature, financial crises and investing in the face of uncertainty

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While markets regularly seem to have periods of falling prices, advisers can often seem to focus on the upside, directing relatively little effort towards spotting the future crises. Recent developments have shown that political events often affect markets and outcomes may differ from those expected by mainstream opinion. Press coverage can seem short-term, and adverse market periods are rapidly forgotten.

This article explores how the fundamental causes of financial crises are often rooted deep within human nature, and asks how can we better manage investments in the face of this uncertainty?

Q G Rayer (2018), Human nature, financial crises, and investing in the face of uncertainty, DISCUS, available at, 4 pages, 26 July 2018.

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