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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Q1 - “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?
Q2 - How important is the emotional context when it comes to decision making?
Q3 - Is it possible to interpret emotions and analyse them in a systematic way?
Q4 - How does one optimise conscious and background emotions?
Q5 - 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?
Q6 - How do you approach concepts such as information gaps, edge, unequal distribution/access to information in conditioning behaviour and the decision making process?
Q7 - Would you have thoughts that you would like to share with traders?
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