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Martin's latest article: Algorithms taking the 'animal spirits out of sharemarket fortunes

Stuff - February 18 2018

Maynard Keynes explained market volatility in terms of "animal spirits".

These "spirits" (or emotions) drive markets more than calm, rational analysis, and our instinctive herding behaviour magnifies the swings out of proportion.

Our emotions and our tendency to herd together mean that a minor correction which should remain a mild advance or retreat, swells to a full-blown stampede.

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Previous articles 

Martin's latest article: Sharemarket downturn can be an opportunity if you're prepared, Stuff - February 11 2018

Martin Hawes: Retirement can take many shapes, Stuff - February 4 2018

Martin Hawes: You don't have to wait for New Year's Day to revamp your finances, Stuff - January 21 2018

Martin Hawes: Having all your eggs in one basket is for the young, Stuff - December 17 2017

Martin Hawes: Finding the Goldilocks zone for life cover (while hoping you'll never need it), Stuff - December 10 2017

Martin Hawes: Don't be fooled by the 'wealth effect' of a rising house value, Stuff - December 3 2017

Martin Hawes: Despite jitters, good times continue for global sharemarkets, Stuff - November 26 2017

Martin Hawes: Don't put all your eggs in one investment basket, Stuff - November 19 2017

Martin Hawes: Perfect storm forming against property investors, Stuff - November 5 2017

Martin Hawes: The worst time to sell, Stuff - October 29 2017

Martin Hawes: ''Buy and hold'' still the best strategy, Stuff - October 22 2017


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