• Market Mind Games

  • A Radical Psychology of Investing, Trading and Risk
  • By: Denise Shull
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Seize the advantage in every risk decision with the most misunderstood asset you have - human emotion.

What if the mystery of market crashes stems from a simple but total misunderstanding of our own minds? Could everything we think we know about ourselves - intelligence and rationality versus emotion and irrationality - be wildly off the mark? Simply put: yes.

With these words, Denise Shull introduces her radical - and supremely rational - approach to risk. Her vision stems from the indisputable fact that human beings can't make any decision at all without emotion and that emotion gets the first - and last - word when it comes to our perceptions and judgments.

Shull should know. She started out managing major accounts for IBM and then chose to research unconscious emotional patterns instead of getting her MBA. Next she became a trader and trading desk manager while continuing to study biopsychology.

We are all taught that sidelining our emotions is the best way to make good decisions - Shull declares the converse: Emotions inform us. Attempting to control them actually increases the risks we take. Shull advocates treating feelings as data, and she convincingly argues that doing so eradicates the baffling question that repeats itself in our heads after making a poor investing decision: “What was I thinking?”

Through a series of “lectures”, Shull logically but engagingly connects emotions, beliefs, and context to our innate reaction to uncertainty and risk (yes, the two are different). In Market Mind Games, she merges more than 20 years of studying risk decisions into a single astoundingly effective strategy.

A reasonable approach to emotion is the best and only way to win the investing game. The methods Shull details in Market Mind Games shake the foundation of conventional market and decision psychology. And, most important, they work.

©2012 Denise K. Shull (P)2012 McGraw Hill-Ascent Audio

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Awful Narration

The beginning of the book sounded okay, but at some point the narration started to sound robotic. I'm pretty convinced it's read by AI and not a human. I'm also pretty sure Audible doesn't allow this. I haven't even gotten through the first chapter because of the weird cadence. I may return this title because of it.

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Robotic narrator

The narrator sounded like a robot that it distracted my focus on absorbing the content of the audible.

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Stunnungly introspective

I believe one of the allures for many in the markets is to nderstand oneself
This book delves deep into the context of undserstanding oneself through the lens of the market. A must read!!

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fantastic

One of the best trading books I've read out of the dozens I've been through.