Interview with Denise Shull

She is using neurobiology to better understand traders' behavior and also to advise traders.  Here is one bit:

StockTickr: What single lesson did you learn along the way that has helped you the most in your trading?

Denise: Learn how to process your emotions in real time. so that the emotion is not “acted out” in trade entries or exits.

Here is a recent article on Denise Shull.  Unlike many contemporary researchers in her field, she still has a real attachment to Freud.  "Emotional intelligence" for traders is perhaps a good summary of her core message.  I wonder how many professions (bloggers? no) are lucrative enough to afford paid emotional intelligence consultants.

Via Daniel Hawes, here is a piece on how length-ratios of second and fourth digits predict success among high-frequency stock traders.  I can't say I'm convinced that "prenatal androgen exposure may affect a trader by sensitizing his subsequent trading performance to changes in circulating testosterone" but it's worth a read.


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