Saturday, June 2, 2018

This investment makes us Stupid

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Recently while reviewing portfolio of a new investor, I recommended him to surrender high premium traditional insurance plans.

But the problem is inspite of paying premium for 3 years he is not getting even 40% as surrender value. So instead of surrendering he wishes to continue with it for the full term.

In behavioral finance we call it "Sunk cost fallacy".

For example :
-‌I wish to take a gym membership but can't. Reason, I bought a treadmill 6 months back which I hardly use.
-‌Keep watching a pathetic movie till end which costed your pocket 500 bucks or overeating at a restaurant as you ordered more just to get money worth.

We always live with a misconception that we make rational decisions based on the future value of objects, investments and experiences.

But the fact is our decisions are tainted by the emotional investments we accumulate.More you invest in something the harder it becomes to abandon.

Sunk cost fallacy makes us stupid.

Try and get rid of sunk cost fallacy in your investments for a better financial future.

Raj Talati

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