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  • The stock market is going down

    November 18, 2019 by

    Not the stocks, mind you, but the market itself. There are less than 4,000 companies listed, and new companies have less and less appetite for going public. Conversely, there are over 8,000 private-equity-backed companies in the US, and growing. There are a couple of problems with the stock market mouldering. One is that this is… Read more

  • Losing money sucks – the mathematics of loss aversion

    September 17, 2019 by

    There’s a lot of research on loss aversion: how bad people feel when they lose $50 vs. how good they feel good about gaining $50. This research is kind of taking an absolute value of emotion, positive or negative. We can represent this with emoji equations: 😀 == 😫 (large-magnitude happiness or sadness) 🙂 ==… Read more

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