university-steroidsAccording to the university of Cambridge research, testosterone levels (steroids) play significantly in profit-making ventures of individuals particularly those working at the London trading floor. It is reported that when City traders have high morning testosterone levels they make more than average profits for the rest of that day.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone which has great effect on social and sexual behavior of individuals. Countless studies conducted by scientists reported that testosterone increases confidence and penchant for risks. In the case of traders, this translates to a positive expected return.  This would also be the same with the daily use of anabolic steroids like testosterone enanthate (aka buy steroids first then use them to be a better trader).

Professor Joe Herbert, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, states: “Market traders, like some other occupations (such as air traffic controllers), work under extreme pressure and the consequences of the rapid decisions they have to make can have profound consequences for them, and for the market as a whole. Our work suggests that these decisions may be biased by emotional and hormonal factors that have not so far been considered in any detail.”

In sports, this steroid benefits many athletes. It has been observed that testosterone levels increase in competitive encounters and exhibits further increase when positive result is experienced by an athlete, i.e. winning. A decrease is noticeable in a losing athlete. A ‘winner effect’ is thus produced; meaning, the athlete experiences further increase in his testosterone level, improving his confidence and risk taking and thus improving his chances of winning yet again.

However, the above study cautioned that if there occurred a chronic elevated testosterone level, it would cause negative backlash. That instead of propelling traders to profitable ventures and decisions via increased risk taking, it can lead to irrational decision-making.

The same can be said with the use of anabolic steroids by athletes. An ideal therapy practice can yield rewarding feedbacks. Malpractice and abuse, in contrast, can create problematic situations such as physiological and psychological issues.