Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D.

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Psychologist and Trading Coach; Clinical Associate Professor
Location New Canaan, CT, United States
Introduction Author of The Psychology of Trading (Wiley, 2003), Enhancing Trader Performance (Wiley, 2006), The Daily Trading Coach (Wiley, 2009), and Trading Psychology 2.0 (Wiley, 2015) with an interest in using historical patterns in markets to find a trading edge. 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, along with regular posting to Twitter and StockTwits (@steenbab). I teach brief therapy as Clinical Associate Professor at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, with a particular emphasis of solution-focused "therapies for the mentally well". Co-editor of The Art and Science of Brief Psychotherapies (American Psychiatric Press, 2012).
Interests Performance coaching, the use of algorithmic trading systems as decision support for discretionary traders, using high frequency data for the short-term discretionary trading of stock index futures and index ETFs, brief and solution-focused approaches to psychological change, travel, our five children, six grandchildren, and four rescue cats
Favorite Music Electronic, dubstep, goth, symphonic metal, J-rock
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

Radio wire is often used to make bird nests. What station do they listen to?

My goth channel on Pandora; they're blackbirds and mourning doves