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Habits That Harm Investors and How to Handle Them

  • CPA (CA)
  • CFP (US)
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CFA
  • CIPM
  • CWS

Published: January, 2022

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Course Description


  • Short cuts/Heuristics
    3 mins
  • Herd mentality
    12 mins
  • Marijuana stocks
    17 mins
  • Set and maintain goals
    27 mins
  • Starting early & power of compound interest
    43 mins

Course Description

When it comes to money and investing, we're not always as rational as we think we are—which is why there's a whole field of study that explains our sometimes strange behavior.

Studies have demonstrated that behavior rather than performance is the primary driver of success for the typical investor. Activities such as trying to time the market, checking portfolio balances daily and forming emotional attachments to stocks often result in inferior returns. This CPE course will examine these and other destructive behaviors and provide strategies to temper them.

While it’s impossible to predict the future, people who typically have the most successful outcomes have similar habits and common traits and you will find it out in this CPE webinar!

Major topics covered in this online CPE webinar:

  • Shortcuts and its consequences
  • Herd Mentality
  • Myopic Loss Aversion
  • Dalbar Study

Learning Objectives

  • To identify habits, activities and biases that harm investors 
  • To discuss strategies to temper and/or eliminate them
  • To examine the behaviors that drive investment success
  • To differentiate between positive behaviors and negative behaviors
  • To describe the best strategies to manage investment success

Recommended For

  • This CPE course is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, CFAs, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Financial Planners, and Other Individuals interested in learning about the tips and tricks to investment success.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owner
  • Business Student
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Finance Pros
  • Personal Financial Specialist
  • Private Wealth Advisor
  • Wealth Management Advisor
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Specialized Knowledge for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 PL Credit for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
  • 1 PL Credit for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 1 CE Credit of Investment Planning for Certified Financial Planner (US) (Approval No. 298848)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper (ACCT./BK)

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About Presenter

Daniel G. Mazzola , CFA, CPA

CFA/CPA/CFP/Registered Investment Advisor, American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.

Daniel G. Mazzola is an investment advisory representative with American Portfolios Advisors Inc. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner. Mr. Mazzola has developed a series of Financial Literacy workshops which are conducted monthly for the patrons of the Freeport Public Library, and is the appointed chairman of the Pro Bono committee of the Financial Planning Association of Long Island.

About Company

American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.


Providing optimal service and support to the financial service professionals, their staff, and their clients as well as all others who use our services is one of American Portfolios’ core responsibilities. We must strive to meet our customers’ needs with the highest level of quality and dedicate ourselves to setting the standard of service excellence for our industry.


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Ratings and Review


44 Ratings



Very Good









R E Walck, CPA (US)

Mar 23rd, 2022

Having researched and written about cognitive blinders, much of the material was more refresher than new to me, but it's always a good idea to revisit the themes to see where we have let them creep back into our own behavior.


Eileen Egan, CFP (US)

Mar 18th, 2022

Watched the entire program. When I completed watching the presentation, I went to take the quiz and was notified that an error had occurred and the page had to reload. When I went to take the final quiz, I received a message that I had to watch the entire presentation in order to take this quiz. So I had to sit through the presentation twice. This happened with another course as well..

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