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Sleep-deprived financial traders make lower stock market returns – new research

By Antonios Siganos, Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of Glasgow
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Do financial traders make better returns in the stock market when they are well rested? You would intuitively assume that a trader’s level of sleep would affect their decision making.

Several studies have certainly shown that sleep affects the ability of people to make decisions in general. Though admittedly based on small samples of participants, these studies show that those who are short on sleep tend to have relatively low attention to detail, poor memory, poor performance and…


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