Sensible Investing Logo

The big questions

  • Description
  • Share

Why do we buy shares when we should be selling?

June 18, 2012
Share your comment

Financial author William Bernstein believes that evolution has hard-wired humans to be social animals, who tend to want to do what other people are doing. So we buy when others buy, and sell when they sell. This makes markets very unstable and volatile, and leads us to do the wrong thing at the wrong time.

Share this

Please share this content using any of the share buttons below. Please see this page for guidelines on embedding videos and other content in your own website or online marketing.

Share your comment

* Required
Name *
Email Address
Share your comment *
Privacy Policy