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Brett Steenbarger

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science,

SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • Trading Coach for Hedge Funds & Trading Firms
  • Author, 5 Trading Psychology Books
  • Professor of Psychiatry

About Brett

Brett Steenbarger, PhD, is psychologist, stock index trader, and trading coach who works with portfolio managers and traders on their performance. The author of the popular TraderFeed blog, Dr. Steenbarger has written numerous books on trading psychology and teaches psychological change techniques to medical residents and psychology interns.

Brett's Articles

Brett Steenbarger, PhD, of offers a checklist of the ten crucial mental lessons for all traders, both newbies and seasoned professionals to always be mindful of and reflect on before placing a trade.

Brett's Videos

In this 30-minute webinar, Max Ganik, a successful developing trader, will share his monthly trading review with mentor, Mike Bellafiore, and coach, Brett Steenbarger, for a recreation of the formal trading reviews that occur at SMB Capital. Particular focus will be given to identifying trading strengths and areas for improvement, with an emphasis on setting goals and plans for the coming month. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions of the participants to help them structure their trading reviews as effectively as possible to maximize learning and performance improvement.
The current market environment presents unprecedented volatility, risk, and opportunity for active traders. A number of traders Mike Bellafiore and Brett Steenbarger work with are posting record performance. In this webinar, they will describe in detail what these successful traders are doing, including:
  • Best practices for home-based trading

  • Adapting to volatile, uncertain market conditions

  • Making the most of online teamwork

At the end of the session, Mr. Bellafiore and Mr. Steenbarger will take questions and address the specific challenges that participants are facing in their trading and trading psychology.
Brett Steenbarger discusses some of the common psychological based mistakes traders make and how to avoid them. It is important to take your ego out of your trading and stick to a winning process.
At TradersExpo Chicago, Brett Steenbarger: Successful traders go through a certain learning curve, constantly learning, changing, redoing, relearning. Always evolving. Deliberate practice.

Brett's Books

Brett Steenbarger

The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist

Simply written, motivational with unique content that leads any trader, novice or experienced, along the path of self-coaching. This is by far Dr. Steenbarger's best book and a must-have addition to any trader's bookshelf.
Brett Steenbarger

The Psychology of Trading: Tools and Techniques for Minding the Markets

This highly readable, highly educational, and highly entertaining book will teach you as much about yourself as about trading. It's Oliver Sacks meets Mr. Market-extraordinary tales of ordinary professionals and individuals with investment disorders, and how they successfully overcame them.
Brett Steenbarger

Enhancing Trader Performance: Proven Strategies From the Cutting Edge of Trading Psychology

Through his own trading experiences and those of individuals he has mentored, Dr. Brett Steenbarger is familiar with the challenges that traders face and the performance and psychological strategies that can meet those challenges. In Enhancing Trader Performance, Steenbarger shows you how to transform talent into trading skill through a structured process of expertise development and reveals how this approach can help you achieve market mastery.