Giovanna Zaffina

Giovanna Zaffina is an investment consultant at at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, an independent broker/dealer–RIA. With the firm since August 2006, she provides affiliated advisors with comprehensive solutions to their investment-related questions, assisting them with mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, asset allocation, approved advisory platforms, and overall case design. Giovanna holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and graduated from Simmons College with a BA in finance and marketing. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Babson College.

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Recent Posts

Avoiding Pitfalls in Financial Decision Making

How to Help Women Investors Gain Comfort with Risk

Avoiding Pitfalls in Financial Decision Making

Posted by Giovanna Zaffina

May 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Have you ever stopped to think about why or how you made a decision? Was it your logic, intuition, emotion, pressure, or routine? Or were you simply following direction from someone else?

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Topics: Behavioral Finance

How to Help Women Investors Gain Comfort with Risk

Posted by Giovanna Zaffina

January 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM

In The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, John Coats, former trader turned neuroscientist, says that testosterone and cortisol may be the reasons why men seem to be riskier traders. Testosterone boosts competitiveness and can result in a willingness to take risks. And in times of crisis, cortisol helps deal with stress. This combination—overconfidence, competitiveness, and reactive behavior—may lead to more frequent trading and higher trading costs compared with that of women investors.

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Topics: Asset Management & Investing

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