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Herd Mentality

By July 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

In psychology, “herd mentality” refers to the individual’s proclivity to follow the group rather than their intuition. The same principle can be applied to the stock market. An investor may emulate the trades of others rather than using their judgment. The same can be true concerning stock analysts: an analyst may be more likely to agree with others than disagree. This phenomenon can result in market bubbles when optimism is high, or market panics when optimism is low