Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D.

My blogs

About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Psychologist and Trading Coach; Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences SUNY Upstate
Location Cinnaminson, NJ, United States
Introduction Author of The Psychology of Trading (Wiley, 2003), Enhancing Trader Performance (Wiley, 2006), The Daily Trading Coach (Wiley, 2009), Trading Psychology 2.0 (Wiley, 2015), The Art and Science of Brief Psychotherapies (APPI, 2018) and Radical Renewal (2019) with an interest in using historical patterns in markets to find a trading edge. Currently writing a book on performance psychology and spirituality. As a performance coach for portfolio managers and traders at financial organizations, I am also interested in performance enhancement among traders, drawing upon research from expert performers in various fields. I took a leave from blogging starting May, 2010 due to my role at a global macro hedge fund. Blogging resumed in February, 2014.
Interests Performance coaching, the use of quantitative tools as decision support for discretionary traders and money managers, the role of spirituality and positive psychology in trading performance; using high frequency data for decision support in the short-term discretionary trading of stock index futures and index ETFs, brief and solution-focused approaches to psychological change, creativity and cognitive variables in the performance of money managers, travel, our five children, six grandchildren, and four rescue cats, craft beer
Favorite Books The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, New Pathways in Psychology by Colin Wilson, Greatness by Dean Keith Simonton, The Road to Excellence by K. Anders Ericsson, See books cited in Radical Renewal