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6 Psychological Pitfalls for Private Investors

Valuable Insights: 6 Psychological Pitfalls for Private Investors

Our free information brochure shows you some irrational behaviour patterns of private investors:

6 Pitfalls for Private Investors

Valuable insights

As an established asset management firm with more than 20 years of experience and over 1,000 clients, Genève Invest is one of the most respected representatives in the financial industry.

These decades of experience enable us to provide you, as a private investor, with valuable insights into the field of profitable asset management – first-hand.

Building capital assets takes time, effort and knowledge. The same applies to management. We are happy to pass on our knowledge to you in this information brochure.

Psychological traps for private investors

The financial sector is and always has been an extremely large and complex space with many topics of discussion. One topic that is often discussed is psychological factors in making financial decisions.

Although there are endless types of human behaviour, this briefing will only address a few that are particularly prevalent among retail investors. Emotion and temperament are often as important as analysis and intelligence.

As Warren Buffett already noted: successful investing does not necessarily correlate with the intelligence quotient of the investor. What is often needed is the ability to systematically control greed, fear and other drives and inclinations.


The Genève Invest Group has been successfully active in the field of asset management for many years, offering you valuable insights into the capital market. For more than 20 years we have been analyzing the portfolios of our clients and from these analyses we have prepared some irrational behavior patterns for you.

Insights from countless portfolio analyses…

Similar to practically all areas of daily life, professional actors also have certain advantages over private individuals when it comes to investing money. After all, they only deal with this topic on a daily basis and therefore have the necessary know-how and usually the best technical equipment. However, this does not mean that private investors are not also capable of achieving attractive results on the stock market.

However, a necessary prerequisite is that they consistently avoid typical investment mistakes and proceed systematically and methodically.

As an asset management company, Genève Invest offers interested investors, among other things, free portfolio analyses. In addition to the evaluation of the portfolio structure and a creditworthiness analysis, our services also include suggestions for cost reduction, performance enhancement and tax optimisation.

For us, this service has the advantage that we have gained insights into a large number of portfolios over the past two decades and have been able to observe very different approaches and strategies. This has shown that investors tend to make certain mistakes in the management of their assets that are always repeated in different forms. We, therefore, know which mistakes to avoid […]

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