TradersCALM - Impact of Fear
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Fear has many impacts on our perceptions - here is discussed perhaps two of the lesser known changes fear generates - one of limited utility and one somewhat destructive for critical decision making in trading.

The two ways in whuch fear can alter our perceptions include:

                      discrimination and

Under the impact of fear our ability to resolve small differences is enhanced - in other words we are better able to discriminate between different stimuli. This is a valuable skill when we feal threatened.

However the ability to discern diminishes under the impact of fear - in other words we are less able to judge well - so removing fear from our trading and beoming calm is very valuable and perhaps essential.

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