Method Behind Market Madness

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Ramin Talaie/Getty)

The markets continued their volatile ways yesterday with stocks taking a major nose-dive. Investors went into panic-mode trying to find anything safe to put their money into. Most put their money into the U.S. government's debt, but uncertainty remains. With so many factors affecting the global markets, how do we decide how investors will react and influence the markets?

Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, and the author of Predictably Irrational, explains the psyche of the stock market. 


Dan Ariely

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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