- The Efficient Market Hypothesis has plenty of criticisms that are not only important to understand, but also have strong validity, and therefore should not be dismissed.
- Boom and bust cycles provide strong evidence of pervasive market irrationality; nevertheless, this is not the same as knowing when irrationally exists and knowing when it will go away.
- It is not enough to be able to spot irrationality because, “the markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent”.
- Rational and irrational investors may be unduly influenced by behavioral biases leading to the sustained, yet unpredictable mispricings of securities.
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