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Yet another weird SF fan
 

Thursday, July 21, 2005

You Don't Have to Be Nuts to Be a Financial Analyst …

but it helps:

People with certain kinds of brain damage may make better investment decisions. That is the conclusion of a new study offering some compelling evidence that mixing emotion with investing can lead to bad outcomes.

………

The study suggests the participants' lack of emotional responsiveness actually gave them an advantage when they played a simple investment game. The emotionally impaired players were more willing to take gambles that had high payoffs because they lacked fear. Players with undamaged brain wiring, however, were more cautious and reactive during the game, and wound up with less money at the end.

I think I'll go take a shower now.

1 Comments:

Blogger NYgirl said...

Interesting post. Maybe I should try to get some brain damage :)

6:14 PM  

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