A recent study by nine British and Australian academics found that prolonged exposure to cortisol can increase risk aversion. Photo: AFP A recent study by nine British and Australian academics found that prolonged exposure to cortisol can increase risk aversion. Photo: AFP
A recent study by nine British and Australian academics found that prolonged exposure to cortisol can increase risk aversion. Photo: AFP

Market volatility making you sick? It's the stress hormone cortisol talking

Investors, who tend to buy and sell at the wrong time, need to develop strategies so they are not influenced by chemically induced feelings

A recent study by nine British and Australian academics found that prolonged exposure to cortisol can increase risk aversion. Photo: AFP A recent study by nine British and Australian academics found that prolonged exposure to cortisol can increase risk aversion. Photo: AFP
A recent study by nine British and Australian academics found that prolonged exposure to cortisol can increase risk aversion. Photo: AFP
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