Podcast Pick: Psychology of Investing through the GameStop Mania
Barry Ritholtz speaks to Spencer Jakab, author of The Revolution That Wasn't: GameStop, Reddit, and the Fleecing of Small Investors, in this Masters in Business podcast.
This will be a case study for this era of speculation and be just another chapter in books about investing manias and bubbles. Human nature doesn't change so there will be more chapters to be written.
This podcast would be a good supplemental resource to our Behavioral Economics or Investing units given the plethora of cognitive biases displayed. One simple activity idea would be for students to provide examples of these biases as they listen to the podcast. They may even find more too since this is from memory since I was driving at the time.
- Social proof
- Dunning-Kruger effect
- Loss aversion
- FOMO (fear of missing out)
- Confirmation bias and how people react to challenges to their belief system
- Herd mentality
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