games and hiring traders

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by zdreg, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. zdreg


    I am going to hire some traders. I want to give them a few days to learn a game which they play themselves not against others. learning which game would have predictive value of who will become a good trader and why.
  2. A demo account?
  3. zdreg


    trading a demo account is not the same as trading real money. among other things the account would have to be adjusted for risk.
    thx for suggestion.
  4. How much are you willing to pay?
  5. But somehow playing another game completely unrelated to trading is going to reveal hidden talent?

    If the prospective hirees want the job desperately enough, the psychological pressure to succeed will likely equal that of a small real-money account.
  6. zdreg


    what you are offering?
  7. Absolutely.

    Most great traders have a long history of playing many different Zero Sum Games.
    Niederhoffer's "Education of a Speculator" is Exhibit A.

    Why are you unaware of this???
  8. zdreg


    the criteria is one player games which can be learned in a few days

    please give the names of any games neiderhoffer played or any other games which fit the above the criteria.
  9. 2006


    Speed Chess.
  10. zdreg


    speed chess is usually a two player game and cannot be learned in a few days.
    #10     Dec 25, 2006