So You Think You’re a Hot-Shot Crypto Investor? Beware the Dunning-Kruger Effect

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Setting aside our political leanings for just a moment, it seems few would argue that the presidency of Donald Trump has offered up a wealth of fascinating cases for in-depth psychological analysis. The seemingly endless stream of chaos that stems from Trump’s unpredictable style of governance (and which is, admittedly, amplified by a distinctly polarised media); the unprecedented rate of hiring and firing that we’ve already seen; and of course, the unhinged tweeting, are just a few reasons why psychologists will surely be studying the cognitive and behavioural aspects of Trump’s White House tenure for many years to come. But…...

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Shashank Pattekar Financial markets professional turned FinTech enthusiast, Shashank has a passion for exploring the possibilities of disruption in this new, tech-informed era of finance. After several years working in London's financial services sector, including stints with investment banks Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, he opted in 2013 to switch to a more location-independent career. In the process, he developed a keen interest in writing about contemporary subjects including FinTech and blockchain, alongside more traditional topics related to finance, economics and current affairs. Shashank has also been an advisor to a new London FinTech firm, and has worked on a number of global blockchain projects, mainly in financial, marketing and advisory capacities. Shashank can be reached at [email protected]