Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured |

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By Jason Zweig | Aug. 24, 2018 7:00 a.m. ET


• Behavioral economics teaches that people are overconfident: They believe they know more than they do, or they assume their knowledge is more precise than it is.

I’m 100% certain that’s true for everybody else, but there’s no way that applies to me.


To read the rest of the column: 

The Wall Street Journal,


Note: In my own head, I titled this column “The Behavioral Economics of Being Me.” I first started playing with these notions in a set of tweets I posted a few years ago, which you can find here:



For further reading:


Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money



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Now Available: The Behavioral Economics Guide 2018



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