There's a great table with a list of expressions traders use to describe feelings they experience in the market. Alongside the obvious sport/competition and combat/violence metaphors there are quite a lot of sexual ones. And there's a bit of speculation that this might be an expression of disconnection with the underlying economic reality. A good quote from a trader along these lines:
"You can't think about what each trade means financially... if you did you couldn't last."
It also made me wonder what kind of expressions might come up if you talked to institutional investors about ownership activity, and what kind of things they would consider good experiences.
ho hum. will no doubt be posting up a few chunks of text...