The Dunning–Kruger Effect | Ted Richards

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It wasn’t enough for Alec to speak with his AFL hero the first time, so we decided to get him back on the show for another guest interview. This episode we chat with Ted Richards – a premiership player with the Sydney Swans, and now Director of Business Development at automated investment firm Six Park.

Ted has recently returned form some time abroad, where he studied behavioural finance at Harvard. We spend time unpacking some of his learnings. Understanding and recognising mental bias as an investor is very important, and can help you to avoid silly emotional-driven mistakes. The Dunning-Kruger effect is an example of a cognitive bias. Simply it’s a tendency for unskilled individuals to overestimate their own ability and the tendency for experts to underestimate their own ability. This applies to all investors!

Ted is a strong believer of taking the emotion out of investing and applying a rules-based approach, to try and reduce the impact of cognitive bias.

It’s always good to refresh your memory on these topics. We hope you enjoy!

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