Research Review: Emotional regulation and financial success

Rob Hamshar  |  Portfolio Construction Forum  |  21 May 2021  |  1.00 CE

It’s widely recognised that emotions are an important influence in decision-making and behaviour - and research into emotional regulation strategies and abilities has been expanding rapidly in recent decades. In many life areas, including financial decision-making and investing, studies suggest that people who are more competent and flexible at regulating their emotions tend to make higher-quality decisions and experience better outcomes.

Although often described as an aspect of personality, many researchers emphasise that emotional regulation is a sep...

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