When Trading Becomes an Addiction

Trading can become an addiction for some people, especially those who are prone to addictive behavior. The rush of adrenaline that comes with making successful trades can be addictive, and the desire to repeat that feeling can drive people to make more and riskier trades. In addition, the feeling of being in control and making independent decisions can be very appealing to some people, and this can also contribute to the addictive nature of trading. The sense of accomplishment that … Continue reading “When Trading Becomes an Addiction”

What are the Ethical Dilemmas of Investing in Technology Stocks?

Investments can bring up a myriad of quandaries, from financial risk and opportunities through to moral decisions. The trolley problem can be used as a framework to consider ethical dilemmas in a variety of decision-making scenarios, including the trading of technology stocks. The trolley problem is a classic ethical dilemma in philosophy that has been used to explore a range of moral and ethical questions. Beyond the original trolley scenario, the problem has been adapted and modified to explore a … Continue reading “What are the Ethical Dilemmas of Investing in Technology Stocks?”

Using the Trolley Problem When Saving for Retirement

The trolley problem can be used as a framework to consider ethical implications in a variety of decision-making scenarios, including saving for retirement. For example, an individual saving for retirement may face a choice between investing in a company that is known for its high return on investment, but has a negative impact on the environment, or investing in a company with a lower return, but a more positive impact on the environment. By using the trolley problem framework, the … Continue reading “Using the Trolley Problem When Saving for Retirement”

The Trolley Problem and the Principle of Double Affect

The Principle of Double Effect is a philosophical idea that is often used to analyze the Trolley Problem. It states that an action that has both good and bad consequences can be morally justifiable if the good consequences are intended and the bad consequences are only a side effect. In the Trolley Problem, diverting the trolley onto the other track would result in the death of one person, but this would be a side effect of saving five people, which … Continue reading “The Trolley Problem and the Principle of Double Affect”

Stock Market Bearish Sentiment at Highest Level Since 2009

Investor sentiment is a key gauge for the velocity and voracity of a market potential move. A dark cloud has come over the markets in the past few weeks after higher CPI numbers in the US, shocking inflation report in Germany, the threat of war and a hawkish Federal Reserve. Globally Central banks have been raising rates at breakneck speed. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey reflects this mood with the percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stocks … Continue reading “Stock Market Bearish Sentiment at Highest Level Since 2009”

Optimists Live Longer, Are Bull Markets Healthier For The Mind?

The power of positive thinking is lauded by some and scoffed at by others. A decades long study at Boston University’s School of Medicine just released indicates that optimism could boost our chances of living 85 years or more by over 50 percent.