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Behavioral Finance: Introduction and Insights (Course Id 2042)

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Author : Rob Stephens, Small Business Coach
Course Length : Pages: 54 ||| Word Count: 29,572 ||| Review Questions: 20 ||| Final Exam Questions: 25
CPE Credits : 5.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $44.95
Passing Score : 70%
Course Type: NASBA QAS - Text - Technical - NASBA Registry
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Finance - Finance for Course Id 2042

Description :

Behavioral finance has shown that all people, even financial experts, are prone to making irrational and suboptimal financial decisions. It also explores how people have wants that extend far beyond traditional finances' assumption of wanting the highest return at the lowest risk. We are not perfectly rational economic robots; we are easily driven by many wants and emotions while working with limited time, knowledge, and energy.

This course explores many of the thinking errors and biases exhibited by all people, even the experts. You'll be able to identify the nonfinancial wants that drive the financial decisions of your clients. We'll then identify ways to improve financial decision-making in the contexts of personal financial planning and business financial management.

You'll learn from an author that teaches these concepts to MBA students at a university as well as to business advisors and staff. He is a CPA that's been a CFO of multiple companies. Rob also has a master's degree in personal financial planning and a graduate certificate in financial therapy. He served as program manager for a group of investment advisors.

This course will lead you from foundational finance concepts to practical applications in both personal finance and business finance.

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Release : 2022
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : None.
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
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Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method : QAS Self Study
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 12-Jul-2022
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
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NASBA QAS - Text - Technical - NASBA Registry - 2042

Keywords : Finance, Behavioral, Finance, Introduction, Insights, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize common behavioral finance biases and heuristics
  • Identify ways to reduce thinking errors caused by biases and heuristics
  • Recall differences between traditional finance and behavioral finance
  • Identify negative financial impacts of finance biases and heuristics
Course Contents :

Chapter 1 - Behavioral Finance: Introduction and Insights

Section 1: Introduction

1.1 Introduction

Section 2. The Emergence of Behavioral Finance

2.1 Some Basics of Traditional Economics

2.2 The Emergence of Behavioral Finance

Review Questions #1

Section 3. How We Think

3.1 How We Think

3.2 Prospect Theory

3.3 Framing

Review Questions #2

Section 4. Biases and Heuristics

4.1 What are Biases and Heuristics?

4.2 Overconfidence

4.3 Confirmation Bias, Hindsight Bias, and Sunk Costs

4.4 Self-Attribution and Excessive Optimism

4.5 The Endowment Effect, Omission Bias, and Status Quo Bias

4.6 Familiarity Bias and In-Group Bias

Review Questions #3

4.7 Mental Accounting

4.8 Fairness

4.9 Anchoring and Adjustment

4.10 Disposition Effect

4.11 Representativeness

4.12 Emotions, Mood, and Affect

4.13 Market Observations and Anomalies

Review Questions #4

Section 5. Some Applications

5.1 Personal Financial Decisions: Investor Wants

5.2 Personal Financial Decisions: Behavioral Life-Cycle Planning

5.3 Personal Financial Decisions: Correcting Errors

5.4 Business Financial Decisions: Overview

5.5 Business Financial Decisions: Planning and Projects

5.6 Retirement Planning and Savings

5.7 Pricing

Section 6. Key Takeaways

6.1 Key Takeaways

Review Quesitions #5

Glossary/Index

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