Brain science - 6 reasons science will not make you a better investor

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by OddTrader, May 28, 2013.

  1. Brain science - 6 reasons science will not make you a better investor


    1. Wall Street uses brain science to gain even more control of investors

    2. Brain scientists keep investors predictably irrational for Wall Street

    3. Brain scientists will never deliver on Kahneman’s promise in 2002

    4. Brain scientists mislead investors, only help the super-rich get richer

    5. Brain scientists are partisan mercenaries with political biases

    6. Brain-science books are useless self-help pop-psychology solutions

  2. Eight


    Small traders ride the coattails of bigger ones. It matters nothing at all if the bigger traders know what they are doing or not.
  3. heypa


    Very helpful. Thank you.
  4. looks to me like the writer must have lost a lot of money ( a lot always being relative).
    It would be really nice if every complaining writer put in disclaimer how much they have lost.
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  6. OddTrader : very good article.
    This is why , we as humans, have to work on ourselves,
    so as to be able to make our own choices,
    not be driven by conditionning/programming.
    best to control one own mind hence behavior, than to let whoever
    do the mind control for you.
  7. Very well said!

    And ...

    Your individual behaviour as stated above has been already predicted analytically! :)

    "In game theory, a Bayesian game is one in which information about characteristics of the other players (i.e. payoffs) is incomplete."
  8. heypa


    The sheep have been manipulated since day one.To resist you have to recognize the manipulation.In a capitalistic it begins with advertising.
    You know the rest.
  9. zdreg


    as in seduction of women and the masses?
  10. heypa


    Works for me. At least used to.
    #10     May 30, 2013