Neuroscience

When brain says buy, you may not know why

Billions of neurons fire in the brains of stock market traders as they decide whether to buy or sell shares in a matter of seconds. Some of these brain waves produce rational calculations about how best to make a profit, ...

Other

Elevated testosterone causes bull market trading

Since the first stock market in Amsterdam in the 17th century, trading floors have been dominated by men. It turns out testosterone may be responsible for some of the dramatic bubbles and crashes we have seen since.

Vaccination

Investors pan for gold in rush for coronavirus vaccine

With the race on to find a coronavirus vaccine, the biotech sector—from an investor's point of view—appears to be the new gold rush, promising often giddy returns, but analysts warn that the exuberance could be exaggerated.