Category: Psychology Today

The Secret Ingredient to Success in The NYTimes

Last Sunday, the most successful trader I knew from the Chicago Options pits texted me this – “Self-examination is the key to noodle making and other accomplishments.” Now you should know two things – 1) this guy NEVER texts – we have been friends for going on 20 years and this is the very first […]

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Instant Intelligence

We all like to think we are smart. We all admire, sometimes in awe, intelligence. But did you know that our understanding of theĀ  composition of intelligence is rapidly changing? Did you know that one research study showed that hand movement improved one’s ability to do complex math? To become instantly smarter about any decision […]

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Golf Proving our Eyesight depends on our Feelings

Lisa Feldman Barrett and her colleagues at The Affective Science Institute have been talking for a couple of years now about how even our eyesight needs emotion to actually work. She says that without emotional input we can see, but not identify, an object. Now even more evidence of the validity of this idea comes […]

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All About Alpha & Psychology Today

Here are the links to my thoughts on the needed new paradigm in risk management (All About Alpha) and the three things anyone can do to be more successful in the financial markets. What were they thinking? From MF to LTCM 3 Things anyone can do better to understand the psychological side of the markets […]

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