Survey: How the Financial Crisis Changed Investor Behavior

The AAII Journal recently reported on a survey it conducted to evaluate what lasting impact the 2007-2009 financial crisis has had on its members’ investing decisions. Here are highlights of the results from 227 member respondents: 46% indicated that they changed their investment strategy or portfolio allocation; 22% described themselves as having become more cautious, patient or adoptive of a more conservative approach; More than 8% said they pay more attention to the market; Nearly… Read More

Lessons Learned Since the Financial Crisis

By John Reese (@guruinvestor) —  It’s been over a decade since the financial crisis that led to the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, one that pulled the financial rug—and jobs– out from under nine million people and led to foreclosures on approximately eight million homes. Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett—who was born in 1930—appreciates the lessons learned by both events, so much so that in the hallways of his company’s Omaha, Nebraska headquarters he… Read More