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Old 02-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #17

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Re: Stress Makes You Stupid

Stress does make you "stupid" in a sense as it impairs your brain function.

This is why we need a trading plan and to follow it. When we are in a trade our stress levels go up and we are able to make progressively worse decisions.

Our brains suffer an amygdala hijack and we are not able to process new information, the same happens when we are angry and have a difficult time thinking of words.

Amygdala hijack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Daniel Goleman is an expert on this subject, a good read. This is very applicable to trader's and their decision making abilities.
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Stress causes a hair loss too…. I use “Rogaine”
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the best way to handle stress is by getting into the stock market well-prepared for what it will hurl your way. You need the right education, experience, tools and mindset for this. When we are mentally prepared for a trading day we are less likely to experience stress. Similar to the surgeon, you have to know what you will do in case the market goes against you. You have to know how you will handle yourselves throughout your trading day.
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stupid, nervous breakdown. keep calm!
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the best way to handle stress is by getting into the stock market well-prepared for what it will hurl your way. You need the right education, experience, tools and mindset for this. When we are mentally prepared for a trading day we are less likely to experience stress. Similar to the surgeon, you have to know what you will do in case the market goes against you. You have to know how you will handle yourselves throughout your trading day.
Perfectly put. I wouldn't consider a person who was unprepared for a bad turn of events in trade a good trader. Trade won't always be good and if a trader can't handle that fact,they may as well quit business. Cheers
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Studies have been done that show the neural networks in a stressed out monkey have fewer branches than in a less stressed monkey. So stress can make you stupid. Oh, and it makes you fat too.
What is size of your waist then?

deep guilty conscience , is it?

use alcohol as an ant-i -depressant , it makes you fatter.
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What is size of your waist then?

deep guilty conscience , is it?

use alcohol as an ant-i -depressant , it makes you fatter.
Every little helps, you know. If booze helps you with trading - take your time
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