Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Women make better traders

Testosterone makes male traders more susceptible to “irrational exuberance”.  From the Sep. 24th, 2011 print edition of The Economist:

Traders’ brains: Rogue hormones

Bad trade? Blame the adrenal cortex

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January 30, 2012 Posted by | behaviour, investing | , , , | Leave a comment

Emotion sensor to keep your cool

Want to avoid rash decisions you later regret? Bracelet warns you when you are too emotional/stressed.  Designed for traders, but I could think of some others that should be wearing it. 🙂

From The Economist Oct. 15th, 2009 edition:

Emotions and investing

Gutted instinct

A new device to prevent irrational online trades

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October 21, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, emotions | , , | Leave a comment