What Connects 9/11, Brains, & Trading? Why’s It Important? 2

Cognitive biases can negatively affect our decision making, especially when it comes to trading and investing

The converse is also true of the availability bias during times of market stress.

A constant flow of negative headlines during market meltdowns makes traders more inclined to make bearish bets, and to forecast more doom and gloom.

2008 and 2020 are good examples of this, where everyday brought a new round of headlines that were just plain depressing to read.

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