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How Sex & Trading Get Each Other Off

The dirty talk of financial trading and crypto culture

Joshua Edward
5 min readFeb 2, 2023

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Spend a few moments reading posts on any retail investor chat board and you will likely see a lot of colorful terms such as, “double bottoms,” “buying climax,” “violating the lows,” “firmed up,” and “ascending peaks.” This isn’t an accident, as many non-professional investors are men who love to use overt sexual references to describe their mounting excitement as their stocks penetrate base formations and rise higher.

Once they have taken profits, there is a brief but intense moment of fulfillment and release that follows — they refer to this as the “afterglow.”

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Now mind you, this is not the norm for conservative investors who analyse the actual financials and business operations of a company (aka fundamentals) before making a long term investment. Rather, the above is the culture and language of so-called “technical traders” who are looking to make a quick buck and use charts and complicated statistical tools to try and predict the next change in the price of a stock (or other asset).

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Joshua Edward

Left the USA for Europe as a solo parent and raised a kid in a foreign land.