‘High volatility’ includes ‘sharp’ up days, too.

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In soccer penalty kicks, goalkeepers choose their action before they can clearly observe the kick direction. An analysis of 286 penalty kicks in top leagues and championships worldwide shows that given the probability distribution of kick direction, the optimal strategy for goalkeepers is to stay in the goal’s center. Goalkeepers, however, almost always jump right or left.

This is an example of action bias.

Action bias is the psychological phenomenon where people tend to favor action over inaction, even when no indication of doing so would point towards a better result. It is an automatic response, similar to a reflex or an impulse, and is not based on rational thinking.

Action bias also happens with investing. Investors eye the exit sign after a string of down days and weeks. Yet, piles of research and historical data prove the days with the biggest gains and the steepest losses are often so jumbled up that you can’t get one without the other.

Investors are better off understanding what they own, reconfirming their investment thesis, and just staying put.

‘High volatility’ includes ‘sharp’ up days, too.
by Annie Nova

Your Life

Sugars are carbohydrates that serve as the primary source of energy in the diet. Regardless of the type of sugar, all sugars are broken down into single sugars (monosaccharides) and travel through the bloodstream to provide energy to cells or are stored for later use. Nutrition guidance typically cautions against including too much [added] sugar in your diet, and for good reason. Excess sugar intake can be associated with health concerns such as tooth decay, weight gain, and diabetes. But in the proper quantities, sugar can be a part of a healthy, balanced diet. 

Most healthy adults should aim to get most of their sugar from complex carbohydrates and natural sources like fruit. For picky eaters or people who struggle to get adequate nutrition, sugar can help improve nutrient intake by providing an easily digested source of energy and can improve the taste of food to make it more palatable. Some sugars, like those found in some complex carbohydrates and fiber-rich foods, are slowly absorbed and digested, helping people manage their blood sugar, which is an important part of diabetes management.

In addition to nutritional value, sugar can also impact our food preferences. Small amounts of sugar can enhance not only the flavor of food but also color and texture; in some cases, they can also help preserve freshness.

How Much Sugar and Added Sugar Should You Consume?
source: Abbott Nutrition News

Complexity Simplified

It seems that everything has some level of added sugar. From salad dressings to pasta sauces, added sugars are everywhere. While it’s easy to spot sugars in cookies, candies, ice cream, and various other foods that we eat, have you thought about how much sugar you are drinking? Here’s a breakdown of sugar content from some of the most popular beverages we consume like soda, tea, sports and energy drinks, coffee drinks, and smoothies. #KnowledgeIsPower

How Much Sugar is in Popular Drinks?
by Jennifer Bowers Ph.D., RD


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Q: Who is the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart?

Back in 1963, this song reached #1

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