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When their home team wins gold, distracted investors cause market activity to slump, data shows.

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Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images With the Winter Olympics in full swing and global stock markets reeling from sharp losses in early February, it feels like the perfect time to explore the odd connection between Olympic medals and stock market volatility. As the field of behavioral finance has proven, investment decisions don’t happen in a bubble. How we choose to spend our money...

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