Monday, January 12, 2009

Put A Ring On It

"If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it," takes on a new appeal according to a recently published article in the China Daily News. This is a too-good-to-miss study.

According to research published by the University of Cambridge in England, men with longer ring fingers than index tend to be more financially successful in high frequency trading in the London financial district.

Hmm. Ladies, get out your rulers and head to London. There's gold in them fingers.

Researchers believe this ring to index finger ratio is due to an in-utero development when the fetus is exposed to greater amounts of the male hormone androgen, often associated with risk taking and quick reaction times. Don't laugh.

Well, someone did get out their rulers and measured the right hand ring fingers of 44 male English traders over 20 months. Spread those fingers gentlemen.

Those with longer ring fingers made 11 times more money than those with the shortest ring fingers. And Southerners thought it was the well-shod man.

But wait, there's more . . . the most experienced long fingered ones made 9 times more money than the less experienced. This little biological advantage equates to years of experience in financial trading markets.

Now I have an idea how to fix that leaky 401K. Apparently, it is the size that counts in some markets.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I find this blog very interesting. Wonder just how accurate that research is though? I'll have to start checking those fingers for something other than a wedding ring. :)

cynthia howle said...

Yes indeed. Thanks for your comment.

Emily said...

Hmmmmm. Big feet, big... and now this finger measuring baloney. I'll never catch a husband. At least not one that measures up.