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By Jason Zweig |  June 8, 2018 11:08 am ET


A new book, Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments, by Michael Batnick, director of research at Ritholtz Wealth Management in New York, is the latest proof of that. It’s also a reminder that making mistakes with your money is normal, human and hard to avoid.


To read the rest of the column: 

The Wall Street Journal,




For further reading:


Michael Batnick, Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments

Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich, Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes

Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Kathryn Schulz, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Roger Lowenstein, When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Alan Pell Crawford, How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money



Articles and other research:

Warren Buffett’s annual letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders

Robert MacCoun and Saul Perlmutter, “Blind Analysis: Hide Results to Seek the Truth,” Nature, Oct. 7, 2015

Emily Pronin, “Perception and Misperception of Bias in Human Judgment,” Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2007

On Warren Buffett

Behavioral Finance: What Good Is It, Anyway?

1889: For Mark Twain, Finance Is No Laughing Matter

Murphy Was an Investor

A Short History of Folly

The Museum of Art and Finance, Gallery 1: Tulipmania