Recently on the Google box there has been a debate as to whether gold is either a better investment than equities or is in fact actually a hedge against inflation. This debate is interesting because of some of the logical fallacies both sides make in trying to justify their arguments. If you ask the simple…Details
Are you hiding your trades from your spouse? Your own trading psychology can stuff up your relationship.
Do you hide the trades that aren’t going well from your spouse and only show them the ones where you’re making money? Are you a perpetual bull, or a perpetual bear when talking to your spouse? Do you deluge your spouse with details about trading, until their eyes glaze over and they start looking feverishly…Details
The minute we start to feel like life is mundane is the minute we start to feel old. Ahhh… the enthusiasm and vigour of youth. Makes you envious doesn’t it! Or does it? Is it that you still feel like bouncing out of bed, eager for the day’s challenges? Or, are you feeling stale, tired…Details
Chris and I are subjected to all sorts of mind blurts from people who are researching buying shares in Australia. Many are feeding their minds crud. Here is a count down of our favourite idiot trading statements… Idiot Trading statement #10: “I can trade alone, without a Mentor… it’s easy”. Far out – Do you even…Details
One of the issues currently bedevilling FX markets is the combination of low volatility and steady interest rates – these in concert add up to a profoundly dull market where the majority of major pairs are going sideways. Interestingly, it is also have an affect on turnover as can be seen in the chart below.…Details
We decided to investigate further, and asked Alessandro Acquisti, a professor of information technology, and the psychologist Eyal Peer at Carnegie Mellon to design an experiment to measure the brain power lost when someone is interrupted. To simulate the pull of an expected cellphone call or e-mail, we had subjects sit in a lab and…Details
First the definition: “The ability to work hard and respond resiliently to failure and adversity; the inner quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals.” Now the word: Grit. The definition of grit almost perfectly describes qualities every successful person possesses, because mental toughness builds the foundations for…Details