Tom Ellis: Aubameyang or Kane, which behavioural baises will win out?

Do I escape the status quo effect?

Tom Ellis
clock • 6 min read

Tinkering with his fantasy football team got PA's editor Tom Ellis thinking: there are a lot of parallels between the football fans' favourite pastime and investing. Here, he sees how this week's team selection relates to different types of investment risk and brings out behavioural biases …

Before I crack on with my behavioural finance thoughts, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the Official Premier League Fantasy Football structure the rules are fairly simple. You have an allotted £100m to spend on 15 players to make your squad. The price of players range from the cheapest at around £4m and the most expensive players - your Mohamed Salahs and Raheem Sterlings - at around £13m. The league is like a mini stockmarket - prices go up and down and different players (read: stocks) perform differently and in often volatile ways. With that in mind, you need a balance betw...

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