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The biology of bubble and crash

The biology of bubble and crash "These past hours, the trader’s testosterone levels have been climbing. This steroid hormone, produced by men (and, in lesser quantities, by women) primes the trader for the challenge ahead, just as it does athletes preparing to compete and male animals to fight. Rising levels increase confidence and, crucially, appetite for risk."

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 - 10:26am
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