Are Women Better Traders than Men?

By: Chris Irvin, Veteran Instructor & Trader at The Wizard

The answer may be yes.  How do I know? My wife told me… that’s how.  Actually there is some scientific evidence that may back up this idea.  Now keep in mind that I am about to explain something that is way above my pay grade, but I will do my best.  The brain, in both men and women, is divided up in hemispheres typically known as the left brain and the right brain.  The left brain is the side responsible for logical, sequential and rational thought.  The right brain deals with random, intuitive and creative processes.  There is no difference between the sexes in this regard.  The difference between men and women comes in the link between the two sides.  It is called the Corpus Collosum.   The Corpus Collosum is a thick band of nerves that connects the left and right brain. According to a number of studies, including one by L.S. Allen, MF Richey, YM Chai and RA Gorski, which was published in the December 14th 2011 issue of the Journal of Neurosciences, there are differences in this connection between the sexes.  The study was called “Sex differences in the corpus callosum of the living human being.”  The researchers concluded this: Continue reading "Are Women Better Traders than Men?"