Discussion in 'Psychology' started by SouthAmerica, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. June 27, 2011

    SouthAmerica: Regarding the subject of superstition, here is an interesting fact for you about the month of July 2011.

    "Este ano Julho terá 5 sextas-feiras, 5 sábados e 5 domingos.”

    Isto acontece uma vez a cada 823 anos.

  2. "When you believe in things that ya don't understand, then you suffer.
    Superstition ain't the way."
    Stevie Wonder 1972
  3. Reply to IanMacQuaide

    There are people who are superstitious by nature and they believe in stuff such as: the number 13 represents bad luck.

    The month of July 2011 event it happens only every 823 years.

    Some people might think that any trading that they do during the month of July 2011 it would give them also bad luck.

    The month of July 2011 it will have:

    5 Fridays

    5 Saturdays

    5 Sundays.


  4. Nice! An extra Friday, Saturday and Sunday....what's not to like :D

  5. June 27, 2011

    SouthAmerica: A lot of gamblers in Wall Street are superstitious by nature.

    The month of July is not going to be a pretty sight in Wall Street, since the perfect storm is ahead of us, and the shit can hit the fan at any time.

    Banks are worried as Wall Street crumbles – June 26, 2011

  6. June 28, 2011

    SouthAmerica: September 30, 1187: Jerusalem is officially surrendered to Saladin, commander of the Muslim forces besieging the city.

    Year 1188. This is the year that the Third Crusade started when many people from England, France, and Italy headed for the Holy Land.

    And 823 years later (year 2011) the Crusade # 13 including the same countries headed this time to Libya.

  7. kipster


    so..wait we shouldn't trade in july?
  8. Yeah, unless you know how to calculate bad luck into your system. :cool:

    I happen to sell a manual that shows you how. I'm selling it for $5k. PM me if you're interested.
  9. June 30, 2011

    SouthAmerica: Remember!!!!!

    The month of July 2011 event it happens only every 823 years.

    #823 if we add 8+2+3=13

    If you think the number 13 is an unlucky then...

    Gambling Superstitions - Logic vs. Tradition

    Superstitions have been an inseparable part of gambling since the first bet ever made. Gamblers from around the world sometimes even share the same superstitions and some countries even have a unique set of believes, that determine what is considered lucky and unlucky.

    Many gamblers believe that their fortune or misfortune can come from various situations or the way they or their environment will act in a given situation. The superstitions they believe can have a strong effect on them, sometimes even with seemingly unimportant superstition like saying a certain word at the wrong time.

    Some of the superstitions are somewhat believable and some are absolutely absurd.

    The truth is that almost every gambler, no matter how logical he is, has some form of superstition, one that they might not even be aware of.

    Many gamblers actually believe that they can provide their game play an edge by practicing strange beliefs and behaviors. While most gamblers have adopted their own set of superstitious beliefs, there is still a common set of beliefs that many gamblers share.

    What we believe in

    Here are a few examples of common superstitions that gamblers believe in:

    Breaking a mirror; the color black; walking under a ladder and dogs near a gambling table are all omens of bad luck.

    On the other hand, carrying a four leaf clover, a rabbit's foot, a horseshoe or a lucky item of clothing will bring good luck.

    Good luck also comes knocking at your door if you blow on the dice before you roll them; stack your gambling chips neatly; cross your fingers or are around the color red.

    Even psychological studies show the superstitious nature of gamblers. The cognitive theory of gambling shows how the false beliefs gamblers can lead to chasing losses, mood swings, withdrawal, deceitfulness, and other negative consequences.

    Although superstitious gamblers are not necessarily gambling addicts, it does show that the core belief of some gamblers can be quite powerful on their behavior.

    Research suggests that the core cognitive error lies in the gambler's notions concerning randomness.

    More than a decade ago, Gaboury and Ladouceur, psychologists from the University of Laval in Canada, who researched the subject, invited participants to think aloud while gambling and observed that 70 percent of the verbalized perceptions were erroneous.

    Some of the comments by gamblers were "The machine is due; I need to continue"; "Here is my lucky dealer; I always win with him"; and "Today I feel good; it must be my lucky day." Similar results were served with different games-blackjack, roulette, lotteries and video lotteries.