Steen Jakobsen
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, explains why the opening of the Stock Connect between Shenzhen and Hong Kong is good for traders and investors.
Editor’s Picks 19 August 2016 at 5:22 GMT

Train your brain for trading (no, really!)

A stock's price is ticking up and down on a screen in front of you. Do you rationally evaluate the probabilities that the price will rise before you pull the trigger on a trade? Or do you go with your gut? You may prefer to think superior ability—that mysterious X-factor some traders appear to have — is rooted in the former scenario. But a few years ago, researchers at the California Institute of Technology went to the trouble of taking pictures of people’s brains while they were evaluating trades. Surprise: As rational as you are, you probably opt for that gut feeling a lot.
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