Are the markets Male or Female

Are the markets Male or Female

  • Male

    Votes: 16 15.7%
  • Female

    Votes: 44 43.1%
  • Neither

    Votes: 16 15.7%
  • Don't know / Don't care

    Votes: 26 25.5%

  • Total voters
    102

FTSE Beater

Experienced member
1,518 4
Hi all

With out this turning into a Men vs Women thread, I would like to know your views on whether the markets are male or female? I often wonder if I should be saying "come on baby" or "come on mate"

The case for the markets being Male:

  • No matter how much you talk to them, they just don't listen
  • Just when you need them to be strong, they turn weak
  • They're not reliable
  • They can only do one thing at a time
The case for the markets being Female:
  • You think you have them figured, then they change completely
  • They constantly break your heart
  • They're always RIGHT!!!!

Thanks goes to Helenqu and Austin_clone for helping me come up with points for both sides of the argument :)
 

Mr. Charts

Legendary member
7,367 1,184
Female.
Treat her with respect and you can keep on coming back for more and more.
And that's the way it should be.
 

neil

Legendary member
5,167 747
Female

Praying Mantis....treat her incorrectly, make one false move, and she bites your head off.


:)
 

NastyItch

Member
78 0
Definitely female, then again ...

Its definitely female, if you read one of Skims post at: http://www.trade2win.co.uk/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5232

Then again, that thread does seem to mention several degrees of madness by several users :!: :!: :!: . So maybe it is not male or female but the domain of the mad.

I know someone who has supported IT systems on a trading floor. Her comment was that you had to be manic to work in that environment, so ...
 

mags_g

Member
81 3
The market treats you men like a woman does. Showing you enough to entice you without ever totally revealing itself until the opportunity has passed. Then it could be too late, unless your her dream man.
 

Skimbleshanks

1
2,325 16
So true Mags_g.

If you can spend the time listening to what she's telling you, you'll also save yourself a lot of grief. She's also very predictable.

Everyone looks, but very few people actually 'see' what the market is showing you.
 

Racer

Senior member
2,666 30
Of course it is male, the vast majority of traders are male.
The market is untrustworthy and not to be relied upon to keep performing and it jumps from one thing to another without caring about your feelings and what you are doing.
 

china white

Established member
979 12
lads/lasses

mrkts r female imho just coz they don't like the blokes who miss a good entry and start chasing them :)
 

CityTrader

Established member
665 26
Femal of course- the market is a b1tch
 
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GCC

Active member
114 12
Both:

Female - they always have a TREND.
Male - Just when you think he penetrates, he just touches it and fall back...
 

Jason101

Experienced member
1,372 215
Female, very fickle, with out a doubt, you love them but dont know why. The market will love you back but then suddenly change and you wont know why.
 

wwwin1

Junior member
29 0
I think female because the market is hard to figure out....just like women...when you think you got them fooled, it's just the opposite...that is why they are the opposite sex.
 

FXbull

Guest
4 1
FX trading is men's business. Don't misunderstand me, dear ladies. The reason is that women are more sensitive and emotional in general while trading doesn't suffer emotions. You need to be cool minded and control your feelings when trading. That's why it fits males more than females.
 
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