Music For Trading and Investing

We 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'll be updating them as we go. 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.
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@C622, 😂
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this is great, thank you! Just another reason why tradingview is the goat
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TradingView elevatedinvestor
@elevatedinvestor, Glad you liked it!
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I've been a professional composer/songwriter for 10 years now and recently stared trading part time and investing. Interestingly for me, I cannot listen to any music whatsoever while reading articles, working on charts and especially live trading! Music is such a huge part of my life that it is incredibly distracting!
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brianbailleul theearlyarchitect
Exactly! I'm not a professional musician but hugely enjoy music - can't imagine my day without it. But when I really need to focus it becomes a huge distraction. Only silence will do!
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i like minimal techno,progressive and slow the best case with german motivating lyrics
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@TR7z, same I even throw in celtic or Egyptian music sometimes haha, all about instrumentals
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TR7z elevatedinvestor
@elevatedinvestor, cool im also lisson arabian minimal..sometimes
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