Betting your views, part II, Nouriel Roubini edition

John dePalma directs me to this article, excerpt:

…Just ask Nouriel Roubini
of New York University, who has a reputation as the most pessimistic
economist in academe. He deserves it. His most recent paper, published
last week, is entitled: "Can the Fed and Policy Makers Avoid a Systemic
Financial Meltdown? Most Likely Not."  Nobody is more aware of the
gravity of the financial situation, and nobody has done more to point
out the risks of a systemic crisis.  So how are Roubini's
own funds invested? They are 100 per cent in equities. In the long run
stocks do best and he is not yet close to retirement, so he keeps
putting more money into index funds each month. Fully aware of the
gravity of the financial situation, he is also aware of the futility of
trying to take action or to time the market. Those tempted to make the
investing equivalent of a goalkeeper's despairing dive should take note.

That's what I call taking mental accounting to an extreme.


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