You Have Biases. Get Over Them.

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst Rex Moore discusses topics around the investing world.

People generally form conclusions about a stock early in their research, and from that point on they seek out evidence that confirms their hypothesis. This "confirmation bias" means they're not likely to change their conclusions even in light of compelling contrary evidence. As you might imagine, this can be detrimental to your stock returns. Today, Rex talks with the Fool's Buck Hartzell about overcoming confirmation bias.

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At the time this article was published Rex Moore has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com and Wal-Mart Stores.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendAmazon.com, Netflix and Wal-Mart Stores. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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