DislikedThere is one thing that no one touches here: below a certain IQ the potential trader stands no chance to make a profit? What is IQ as currently measured? It is pattern recognition, which guess what? - it is exactly what you need to make some mo' in this industry. I do not have a definitive figure for this but considering that based on what you say 99% of traders do not make money I assume that you must be in the first 1% - which means that you need to have an IQ higher than 136 or something...Ignored
I remember one where they tested University students with high IQ against rats, and the rats outperformed.
But people with higher IQ may make better coders, which might enable them to make an algo to trade for them.
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