February 29, 2016
Fear and greed drive markets. Some psychological studies have demonstrated that people with certain brain “abnormalities” are capable of being better investors because they are not swayed by emotion. Additionally, one of the most profitable hedge fund managers who made hundreds of millions when the housing market crashed has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha I examine how emotion gets in the way of successful trading and investing and how either retraining the way we thing to block out these emotions or turning to a systematic approach to markets could yield the best results.
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