Category Archives: Trader Characteristics

Fight-or-Flight Instinct in Trading

By | March 25, 2019

The Fight-or-Flight response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack or threat to survival. It was first described by Walter Bradford Cannon. In other words….. It is a defense mechanism that is important for survival, to protect oneself from harm. Traders must constantly battle the fight-or-flight response in… Read More »

Emotional Hijacking in Trading

By | March 19, 2019

When emotions dominate Traders decision making,Trader become subject to emotional hijackings—episodes where your trading actions are completely emotion driven.As markets go against the trader, confidence withers and emotions become even more prominent in decision making. It causes feelings‐driven actions that seemed correct at the time, but objectively and, of course, in hindsight, were obviously wrong. … Read More »