You Have Biases. Get Over Them.
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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