Saw this a few days ago.
Read a bit of it.
Thought it was c rap and clicked away.
Was looking for entertainment so I went back and read it all.
And did the test.
Despite passing I still think its c rap.
But, hey, good for a laugh.
Traders Psychological Profile
20-question Market Stress Test
Print a copy, mark your scores by circling either "Y" or "N" for each question, then add up your total.
Y N You've tried more than one new investment strategy this year
Y N Feel you're buying and selling funds at the wrong time
Y N Rarely open up to anybody for feedback about your losses
Y N Subscribe to two or more newsletters, feel overwhelmed
Y N Can count on one hand all the good laughs this week
Y N Have a lingering resentment about someone or something
Y N You love cable news, but need more time to trade
Y N Rarely break a sweat when exercising the past few weeks
Y N Wonder whether you bet too much on recent investments
Y N Need more than three caffeine and alcohol drinks a day
Y N Feel "something" keeps you from making more money
Y N Frequently don't trust your instincts or your strategy
Y N You've had a major family or personal loss recently
Y N Believe losses are caused by the market manipulators
Y N You're overweight and snack often on comfort food
Y N Fear your future trades may fail due to a losing streak
Y N Diet and sleep are disturbed by worries about money
Y N Your retirement portfolio's not growing fast enough
Y N No vacation in a year, and lack an active social life
Y N Nothing (or everything) interferes with making money
Now grade your Traders Psychological Profile. Add up the number of yes answers. If the total of your stressors ("yes" answers) is six or more, then at least right now day trading and market timing are probably too stressful and risky for you, making you prone to errors.