Music For Trading and Investing

If you missed it, we recently teamed up with a behavioral psychologist to look into the science behind the best song choices for trading and investing. We identified a formulae based on the five essential components of music — Tempo (BPM), Tone (T), Length and Volume (LV), Lyrics (L) and Mood (M). We then used these formulae to create two specialized playlists:

Playlist #1: Zero In - Songs that aid concentration and can be used when researching your next moves.
Playlist #2: All Out - Songs that encourage you to be decisive and a confident to take action.

You can find both of these playlists free and open to everyone on Spotify. We're also looking to bring these playlists to other services like Apple Music.In addition, please feel free to share your favorite songs for trading in the comments below.

Now let's dive into the calculations behind each playlist. You may find this part especially interesting if you're passionate about music or looking to learn more. You may also realize that markets and music have a lot in common.

🎯 Zero In — Time To Focus and Concentrate

Focusing = “BPM (50 – 65) +TM +LVL (+ or -) -LN +M”

BPM: find songs with a tempo of 50-65 beats per minute
TM: select a mellow tone that soothes and relaxes
LVL: longer songs make for better concentration
LN: choose a track with few or no lyrics
M: a slow, less melodic mood will help the brain focus on the task at hand, and not the music

💥 All Out — Building Confidence To Make That Final Leap

Action = “BPM (65 – 85) +TU +LVS (+ or -) -LS +M”

BPM: find songs with a tempo of 65-85 beats per minute
TU: select an upbeat tone that positively enhances cognitive function
LVS: shorter songs with a faster tempo will keep you motivated when performing a task
LS: During Activation of a task, having lyrics in your playlist, is less important, so choose songs with some lyrics that motivate
M: an upbeat, lyrical mood will give you a boost of dopamine, helping you feel brave and confident

Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing your feedback. Go ahead and give these playlists a try. Let us know how they help you prepare and take action. Please also share your favorite songs for trading in the comments.
Comment: Quick update here! You can find links to both playlists on our official blog here:

Or search Spotify for TradingView. Thanks for reading!
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this is a joke right? its not April 1st yet.
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TradingView 105225dde1f34115b8eec1fcbd785f
@105225dde1f34115b8eec1fcbd785f, This is not a joke. We really did study the impact of music on trading and investing. 😁
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Highly recommend "All Out"...

Not even just for trading, just some great song choices! Kudos whoever took the time to put these together.
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Kinda cool! Added them! Thanks for the work bro's
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I don't get it. How do I work this out?
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TradingView Captain_Walker
@Captain_Walker, Next time you sit down to research markets, try playing one of the playlists.
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Captain_Walker TradingView
@TradingView, Is there a button to click somewhere to play playlists? I can't see anything in the post above.
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meszaros Captain_Walker
@Captain_Walker, I think this method can be useful for daytrade. For multi-day positions, the mental state experienced at entry is, in my view, secondary.
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C0nfusi0n Captain_Walker
@Captain_Walker, From what i understand you have to have it playing on spotify in the background
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@C0nfusi0n, Riiiighhht! Thanks for explaining that. I'll give it a miss.
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