Testosterone may boost the success of financial traders

April 15, 2008 4:43:14 AM PDT
Researchers say testosterone may boost the success of financial traders, but only in the short run.

A new study says the hormone, which drives male aggression and sexual interest, can also prove helpful in finance, but that elevated levels over several days could possible lead to irrational risk-taking.

The lead author of the study says the financial system would be much more stable if more women and older men were in the markets.