Behavioral Finance

Business / Taxes / Behavioral Finance: Behavioral finance combines psychology and economics to explain why and how investors act and to analyze how that behavior affects the market. Behavioral finance theorists point to the market phenomenon of hot stocks and bubbles, from the Dutch tulip bulb mania that caused a market crash in the 17th century to the more recent examples of junk bonds in the 1980s and Internet stocks in the 1990s, to validate their position that market prices can be affected by the irrational behavior of investors. Behavioral finance is in conflict with the perspective of efficient market theory, which maintains that market prices are based on rational foundations, like the fundamental financial health and performance of a company.

Other Words for Finance

Finance Noun Synonyms: fund, subvene, invest in, back, capitalize, underwrite, subsidize, pay for, bankroll
Finance Adverb Synonyms: resource(s), banking, accounting, economics, money (management), business, commerce, (financial) affairs, investment
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Finance Director

Health / Health Insurance / Finance Director: Chief financial officer responsible for the oversight of all financial and accounting operations, such as billing, management information services, enrollment, and underwriting as well as accounting, MORE

Internal Finance

Business / Finance / Internal Finance: Finance generated within a firm by retained earnings and depreciation. MORE

Finance Company

Business / Finance / Finance Company: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. MORE

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