About Jason Zweig - Financial Columnist and Economist:
Jason Zweig became a personal finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal in 2008. He was a senior writer for Money magazine
and a guest columnist for Time magazine and cnn.com. He is the author of Your Money and Your Brain (2007), one of the first books to explore the neuroscience of investing. Zweig is also the editor of the revised edition of Benjamin Graham's The Intelligent
Investor (2003), the classic text that Warren Buffett has described as
by far the best book about investing ever written.
Before joining Money in 1995, Zweig was the mutual funds editor at Forbes. Earlier, he had been a reporter-researcher for the Economy & Business section of Time and an editorial assistant at Africa Report, a bimonthly journal. Zweig has a B.A. from Columbia College, where he was awarded a John Jay National Scholarship. He also spent a year studying Middle Eastern history and culture at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
A frequent commentator on television and radio, Zweig is also a popular public speaker who has addressed the American Association of Individual Investors, the Aspen Institute, the CFA Institute, the Morningstar Investment Conference, and university audiences at Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford.
Zweig was for many years a trustee of the Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. He serves on the editorial boards of Financial History magazine and The Journal of Behavioral Finance. Jason Zweig is not related to money manager Martin E. Zweig.
What Jason Zweig Talks About:
YOUR MONEY AND YOUR BRAIN: How The New Science Of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich
How could I have been such an idiot? If you've never asked that question of yourself, you're not an investor. There may be nothing in life that makes so many people feel as stupid as investing does. Yet while there are many researches that describe the mistakes investors make, only one draws on the latest scientific research to explain why smart people can be so dumb about money, and how they can do better. In this presentation, award-winning Money magazine writer Jason Zweig reveals in clear and accessible terms what actually goes on inside our brains when we make decisions about money. More importantly, he lays out a roadmap for recovery from the ills that plague every investor, as he highlights simple, practical steps that beginning and advanced investors alike can easily and profitably follow.
Ben Is Back: Lessons and Ideas from Benjamin Graham
This presentation summarizes the life and living legacy of Benjamin Graham, author of The Intelligent Investor. What can we still learn today from the greatest investment thinker who ever lived? Jason Zweig outlines some of the enduring lessons any investor can learn from Graham.
Behavioral Finance: What Good Is It, Anyway?
Behavioral finance, the study of investing psychology, is getting tons of attention. The trendiest money managers all say they use behavioral finance to exploit the mistakes of irrational investors. In this speech Jason argues that behavioral finance is not a window onto the behavior of other people, but a mirror that shows our own shortcomings; we should use it not to take advantage of other stupid investors, but rather to make ourselves smarter investors.
Money and the Mind: How Neuroscientists Are Cracking the Code of Investment Behavior
Jason explains the exciting new insights into financial decision-making that are coming from groundbreaking research in neuroscience. This presentation outlines the roles that different parts of the human brain play in estimating probabilities, assessing risk and reward, and integrating emotion with reason.