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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Should Tell Investors to Trade Less

This article about the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cites Professor Brad Barber’s 2000 study “Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors” in which he and co-author Terrance Odean from U.C. Berkeley looked at 10,000 investor accounts and found that the average retail trading decision is usually ‘wrong’ over the course of the following year.