When you exercise and your heart rate increases, your brain thinks you are going through some sort of stress and it enters fight or flight mode. This causes you to release a protein called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). BDNF is important as it works almost like a fertiliser for your brain. It helps your brain to create new connections, repair damaged cells and protect existing cells.
If there’s one thing that social media has helped to make painfully obvious, it’s just how biased people’s opinions can be. Some biases that impact our trading are blind spot bias, the law of the instrument and motivated reasoning.
Having strong self-discipline is an essential part of being a successful trader. In this article, we outline 5 tips you can use straight away.
We outline some of the key points that have been discovered about how meditation affects your mind and how this may improve your trading.
Find out why your trading performance can be heavily affected by the stories you are told and your past experiences.
If you want an edge in the markets, start by looking at yourself. Meditation is a simple activity that can have an exponential impact on performance.
Ever wonder why some traders get over-confident and burn out accounts, while others are gripped by fear and can't seem to open a trade? The answer lies in our cognitive biases.
What's your motivation for doing what you are doing? A lot of us would answer that our primary motivation is to earn money. However, this isn't always a good motivator if you want to achieve success in something like trading and investing.
Having strong self-discipline is essential for long term success in trading (and other aspects of life). In this article we cover 5 practical tips to start improving your discipline right now.
We all know trading stress can affect your performance. However, stress can also cause long term physiological issues. Find out how you're being affected.