Brett Steenbarger


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Nationality: American


Articles: 7


Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D. is Director of Trader Development for Kingstree Trading, LLC in Chicago and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.† A clinical psychologist and active trader for the past 20 years, Brett is the author of The Psychology of Trading (Wiley; 2003) and numerous articles on trading psychology for financial publications.† His book chapters on brief psychotherapy can be found in such reference works as The Psychologist's Desk Reference (Oxford University Press, 1998) and the Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy (Academic Press, 2002).† His newest, coedited book, The Art and Science of the Brief Psychotherapies (American Psychiatric Press, 2005), has been selected as a core training text for psychiatry residency programs.† In July, 2004, Dr. Steenbarger stepped down from his medical school faculty position and began intensive work with traders at Kingstree Trading.† He also coordinates their training program for new traders.† Drawing upon an intensive research program that began in 1998, he has created a number of unique measures of market trend, momentum, and institutional activity designed to aid short-term traders.† These measures--and the trading strategies derived from them--have been chronicled daily since June, 2002 in the Trading Psychology Weblog and on his web†site.Dr. Steenbarger does not offer coaching or other commercial services to traders, but welcomes questions and comments at†

List of Articles

Dead But Dreaming

Traders have some very deep down drivers of their actions, but they can be controlled.

21 Jul, 2005 in Psychology

When Trading Journals Donít Work

Journals are great learning tools, but only if you use them properly.

18 Aug, 2005 in Psychology and Getting Started

Making Trading Journals Work for You

This is a follow-up to Brett's recent article on trading journals.

26 Sep, 2005 in Psychology and Getting Started

Improving Your Trading Performance: The Single Most Important Step You Can Take

Traders fail not for a lack of something, but for not to structuring their learning to facilitate expertise.

01 Dec, 2005 in Psychology and Getting Started

A Self-Help Crash Course for Traders

This article summarizes a few ideas central to brief therapy as it can apply to traders.

12 Jan, 2006 in Psychology and Getting Started

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