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 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), Trading Psychology 2.0 (Wiley, 2015), and Radical Renewal (2019) with an interest in using historical patterns in markets to find a trading edge. 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, along with regular posting to Twitter and StockTwits (@steenbab). I teach brief therapy as Teaching 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, 2018). I don't offer coaching for individual traders, but welcome questions and comments at steenbab at aol dot com.
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 Music Electronic, goth, symphonic metal, J-rock, contemporary Jewish music
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

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