Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Emotionally Intelligent Investor: How self-awareness, empathy and intuition drive performance Paperback – August 24, 2012
|New from||Used from|
ITPro.TV Video Training
Take advantage of IT courses online anywhere, anytime with ITPro.TV. Learn more.
Frequently Bought Together
"The Emotionally Intelligent Investor is well-written, enlightening, educational and will help any investor make better financial decisions for themselves and their clients. I highly recommend it." - Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D., Author of The Emotionally Intelligent Financial Advisor
"I devoured this book, scanning through all the best chapters. 90 minutes later I was done. It totally resonated with me. I thought, 'I should have written this book.' That means I loved the book." - Nick Nansen, Founder of Nansen Investments
From the Author
Read my blog and sample chapter 1 at theemotionallyintelligentinvestor.com/?page_id=44
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $0.99 (Save 90%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top Customer Reviews
In the beginning of Part 1, the author describes the various biases that impact decision making. These behavioral biases have been written about in other books and while good to review, I was already familiar with many of them. This part of the book would probably be more helpful to individual / non-professional investors. However, the book starts to get more unique towards the end of Part 1 when a framework for matching personality traits and motivation with investment style is discussed. I always thought that impulsive and emotionally sensitive people could not be good investors. I now realize that they still can be good, or even great, as long as they adopt an investment approach that fits with their personality.
Part 2 is where the book really gets worthwhile and after reading it, I understand why the author started out with listing so many behavioral biases in Part 1. Everyone has heard of the Warren Buffett quote about "being greedy when others are fearful." I now better understand this statement. A big part of investing success involves taking advantage of the mistakes of other people. It may not sound nice, but the fact is that whenever you buy a stock, someone else is selling it to you so one of you is going to be wrong. After understanding and reviewing the behavioral biases and after showing how you can improve self-awareness to avoid making common mistakes, the author provides a process for how to identify and take advantage of others' poor decisions. I found chapter 8 (Demystifying Technical Analysis) to be the best chapter in the book.Read more ›
QUICK ASSESSMENT: I would strongly recommend this book to any individual who is looking to improve their investing skills, ranging from an aspiring investment professional to those simply managing their IRA/401K. The author provides actionable advice for value and growth investors alike. I only wish I would have had this resource available to me when I started my career as a junior research analyst!
A LITTLE MORE DETAIL: The author, Ravee Mehta, has a clear sense of how core financial analysis and research skills, combined with a strong work ethic, can positively contribute to generating attractive investment returns. Luckily for the reader, we are not forced to rehash a set of topics for which there are countless, great reads. Ravee recognizes that these "hard skills" are (relatively) easy to replicate. Therefore, "investment edge" is likely sourced elsewhere. He identifies a set of "soft skills" that are more difficult to define, and as a result teach. That said, Ravee adeptly proceeds to lay out an easy-to-follow and instructive dialogue on how an investor can understand and improve their soft investment skills, which include self awareness, empathy and intuition.
While the premise of the book is itself unique, brilliance is found in the manner that the author addresses these seemingly nebulous concepts (i.e. self awareness, empathy and intuition). The author supports his explanations with numerous real world examples, which is especially helpful in Chapter 8, "Demystifying Technical Analysis".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is a gem. I run my own investment advisory firm based in San Francisco, after previously serving as equity research analyst on the sellside for nearly a decade. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sundeep Bajikar
Adding the emotional side to the cerebral side of the investment process is essential. Very few of us really can detach themselves from the emotional process that take place in the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Henry H
Good stuff on self-awareness, empathy and even explaining some rational behind some technical analysis... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Leonard A Savage
New insight into the emotions related to investing. For those who have not thought about this topic it will be an eye opener & improve investing results. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Neal Kluge