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Just How Authentic is Maggie Siff as Dr. Wendy Rhoades in BILLIONS? Answer: VERY

A few months ago, when Preet Bharara was fired by Trump and then asked if watching BILLIONS was now weird, he responded “Well, for some people, it’s always been weird”.

As they say, “I feel ya’, man”. It’s a statement I totally get! To watch Maggie Siff play Wendy catapults me into the epitome of surreal. And […]

By |June 9th, 2017|BILLIONS, Denise Shull, Maggie Siff|0 Comments

Mental Match-up Game 3 NBA Finals – Locker Room Skills

With LeBron saying “it’s only basketball”, reports of weed in the Cavs locker room and Durant saying he shouldn’t be criticized for leaving OKC because LeBron did it, we’ve got the playground rocking.

I said earlier that given their history the Cavs had a slight mental advantage if they lost the first two games. But that […]

By |June 7th, 2017|Denise Shull, Emotion Analytics, sports psychology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mental Match-up NBA Finals Game 2 – Advantage Warriors, No, Advantage Cavs…A Toss-Up?!

It looks kinda hopeless for Cleveland doesn’t it? Everything that has been said about the Durant addition proved to be true in Game 1. Even James said – “KD”.
It’s not a three-peat of Cavs v. Warriors, it’s a whole new match-up.
So now what?

Option one – Cavs are intimidated and demoralized. This would have to be […]

By |June 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mental Match-up NBA Finals Game 1 – Advantage #CAVS

Going in, the mental advantage tips to the Cavs. The Cavs can lose one and maybe even two games and still feel that they can come back, still feel like “so what, we’ve done this before.”

On the other hand, if Curry, Durant and Green lose even one game early in the series, they are going […]

By |June 1st, 2017|Emotion Analytics, Emotions & Decisions, sports psychology|0 Comments

The Offense and Defense of Trading

Trading is hard. This far-flung, never-ending electronic poker game serves up a mental challenge unlike any other. Anything can happen at any time. It looks like a numbers game but it’s really a people game. The data are numbers but the information is in the relationships between, and the implications of, those numbers.

Ambiguity reigns.

Successful traders […]

Develop the Instincts for Trading

“I got them all wrong” exclaimed one private equity portfolio manager. “Ha! Right!” said another Chief Investment Officer when I suggested that the pattern recognition skills embedded in succeeding with the Bloomberg Tradebook Trader Brain Exercise (TBX > GO) resembled private equity decisions.
With almost ten thousand players, this exercise/game illustrates an underlying hunger for new ways to improve […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Academia, Perception, Risk Decisions, Risk Prediction|0 Comments

WHY Play the Bloomberg Tradebook Trader Brain Exercise?

Last Wednesday Bloomberg Tradebook released the Trader Brain Exercise. Developed in collaboration with The ReThink Group, the “game” essentially warms up the parts of the brain involved in pattern recognition and prediction. A leading decision neuroscientist had this to say about it.
The Trader Brain Exercise is the first in what promises to become a unique […]

By |July 15th, 2016|trader brain exercise|0 Comments

Trading Emotions Echo the Past

A trader I coach predicted this as the best positioning for Brexit : Short the pound, short the S&Ps, long gold and short oil. This is John B. – a guy with 20+ years of very successful experience and a recent history of working on separating instinct from impulse through coaching.

We speak three times a […]

Solve that Cleveland Sports Curse

UPDATE June 20, 2016: I am SO glad the Cavs won! Thrilled. Elated. Vindicated. Ecstatic. Relieved. Joyous. Shocked… not necessarily in that order. Maybe someday I will get to interview LeBron about the cycle of emotions he experienced and used to create this incredible historic victory!

UPDATE June 17, 2016: This time I stayed until the […]

Recover from a Trading Mistake through Writing

A few weeks ago, I attended the annual meeting of The Social and Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS) – a seemingly unlikely place to figure out how to resolve a trading mistake! Those who follow me know I am not only a closet academic but that many of the advanced trading psychology ideas I teach originate with […]