Brett Steenbarger

Brett Steenbarger

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Brett Steenbarger is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is also a highly-regarded trading psychologist and performance coach who specializes in using solution-focused methods and positive psychology to build on trader and portfolio manager strengths. He has published several books on trading psychology and several dozen peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles on the topic of brief approaches to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional change.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Steenbarger has been actively involved in the financial markets since the late 1970s. 
  • He teaches techniques of counseling and psychotherapy to graduate students in counseling, doctoral students in clinical psychology, and residents in psychiatry.
  • He is an active trader who conducts his own statistical market modeling research.
  • In his blog, TraderFeed, he emphasizes recent research and application in psychology and behavioral finance
  • He is an author with an interest in using historical patterns in markets to find a trading edge. 
  • He is also interested in performance enhancement among traders, drawing upon research from expert performers in various fields. 
  • He limits his practice to traders in hedge funds, investment banks, and proprietary trading groups, but welcomes questions and comments from individual traders.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.