Radio Feature 47: Denise Shull in conversation with Sona Blessing
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Denise Shull is founder of The ReThink Group and author of the recently published
Market Mind Games, McGraw-Hill, January 2012.The book reflects her expertise in neuroscience and draws on her extensive trading experience. She is an acknowledged decision theorist and thought-leader in the psychology of risk, uncertainty and exceptional performance. Denise specialises in trading index futures and currency futures.
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“When it comes to investing, we’re taught to “conquer” our emotions.
But your research suggests that we need to use our emotions. Could you elaborate on how and why?
How important is the emotional context when it comes to decision making?
Is it possible to interpret emotions and analyse them in a systematic way?
How does one optimise conscious and background emotions?
You say “Markets are just human perception. If you think of the market as a social game, you actually will understand the movement of the numbers better.” Could you elaborate on this?
How do you approach concepts such as information gaps, edge, unequal distribution/access to information in conditioning behaviour and the decision making process?
Would you have thoughts that you would like to share with traders?
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