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People who have a certain combination of anxiety-generating genes often worry, and that anxiety can lead to less risky investment choices, a new study shows. The finding could help investors understand how emotions affect choices, researchers say.
The new paper, published in the journal PLOS ONE, explains how a serotonin gene connects to real-life financial decisions. The link, they write, is a person’s level of neuroticism. Neuroticism—also called “negative affect,”—is the trait of worriers.
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