“Emotional arousal” is not something to avoid, but to master. By Elise Payzan Le Nestour

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All this suggests that emotions are key information providers when deciding under uncertainty. They make us tuned to our environment. Actually, in some contexts of fast and intuitive decision-making in the face of unstable (high vol) conditions, one expects that the stronger the emotional uncertainty signals of the day-trader, the higher the performance.

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The Ascent of Money by Ferguson

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This is a book everyone should read (even if this Economist link isn't exactly flattering). My virtual sister-in-law gave it to us for Christmas (trader/market shrink and economist/options trader in the house after all) and I am very glad she did. In these days of blaming the bankers and even…

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