Second-to-fourth digit ratio predicts success among high-frequency financial traders.

@article{Coates2009SecondtofourthDR,
  title={Second-to-fourth digit ratio predicts success among high-frequency financial traders.},
  author={John M. Coates and Mark Gurnell and Aldo Rustichini},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={
          623-8
        }
}
Prenatal androgens have important organizing effects on brain development and future behavior. The second-to-fourth digit length ratio (2D:4D) has been proposed as a marker of these prenatal androgen effects, a relatively longer fourth finger indicating higher prenatal androgen exposure. 2D:4D has been shown to predict success in highly competitive sports. Yet, little is known about the effects of prenatal androgens on an economically influential class of competitive risk taking-trading in the… CONTINUE READING
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