This Element is an excerpt from Trading from Your Gut: How to Use Right Brain Instinct & Left Brain Smarts to Become a Master Trader (9780137047680) by Curtis Faith. Available in print and digital formats.
Why the best traders use their whole brains--both rational and intuitive.
George Soros, one of the greatest traders alive, trades from the gut. He has widely remarked on the correlation between his backaches and trading choices. Some traders scoff at the idea of making decisions based on “feelings” or intuition. They see the trader’s role as rationally choosing the right course while others are tossed about by their emotions. Who is right?