Five types of investors: Which one are you?

In previous posts we considered informed and uninformed market participants. We then introduced another type of participant which we called the foolish investor. In an attempt to outperform the market foolish market participants actively trade to their own detriment at inefficient prices. Here we refine our definition of foolish market participants by dividing them into three groups: the gamblers, the deluded traders and the irrational traders. Each group is foolish in a different way.

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