Main theory on efficient financial markets assumes that the price of an asset is always related to its fundamental value and any misalignment is driven by noise and so it is unpredictable (Fama, 1965). Literature demonstrates that irrational behaviour characterizes almost all the markets and random price dynamics in the financial market could be used in order to construct profitable investment strategies (i.a. De Long et al., 1990). The current financial crisis shows that market prices do not deviate from a theoretical equilibrium in a random manner and there is a two-way reflexive connection between perception and reality which can give rise to initially self-reinforcing but eventually self-defeating boom-bust processes, or bubbles (Soros, 2008; Carretta et al., 2011).


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