The Three Pillars of Trading Psychology

Published on
January 22nd, 2019
8 minutes

The Three Pillars of Trading Psychology

Mental Game of Trading ·
Featuring Brett Steenbarger

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 • Duration: 8 minutes

Trading psychologist Brett Steenbarger provides an introduction to his methodology and explains what trading psychology actually means. An earlier version of this video was previously released to Real Vision subscribers.


  • PC
    Peter C.
    22 January 2019 @ 17:06
    simply great. words of wisdom.
  • MM
    Michael M.
    3 May 2018 @ 16:39
    25% downvotes for the single most important component of trading. Go figure. All excellent points and reminders.
    • DM
      Dan M.
      4 May 2018 @ 03:35
      I think a lot of the down votes and some negative comments on trading videos are from people who do not understand trading, particularly how it differs from investing in many aspects.
  • CM
    C M.
    1 May 2018 @ 22:59
    It is impossible to comment with authority on trading psychology unless you have sat in the hot seat and felt the pressure first hand. This chap should stay in the classroom.
    • CS
      Christopher S.
      1 May 2018 @ 23:22
      This chap probably trades more than you. Have you read his books? What a dumb question. No you have not or you wouldn't have said this.
    • CM
      C M.
      2 May 2018 @ 00:00
      Ha, ha, Christopher S. Your emotional response is not an argument...I listened to him carefully and was unimpressed with his SUNY academic nonsense, and chose to express my view. As for his trading blog, I am reminded of the old expression: those who can, do; those who can't, teach (write blogs). Relax, take a deep breath, and don't let your snowflake feelings become hurt by small matters--your response does not reflect well on you.......
    • VV
      Vanessa V.
      2 May 2018 @ 01:31
      Hi C M. Have you listened to Mr Steenbarger's previous discussion with Raoul back in 2015? It may offer you better insight into Mr Steenbarger's process (versus this video that is mainly theoretical). Worth a watch imo :)
    • CS
      C S.
      2 May 2018 @ 05:27
      I believe this is the link to Vanessa's referenced interview
    • MM
      Michael M.
      3 May 2018 @ 16:40
      You sound mad, C M. A bit, emotional?
  • DS
    DAVID S.
    3 May 2018 @ 09:27
    Hey, just to correct a few misconceptions here about Brett. He is not only an academic guy, he has been working for years with traders at firms and has an amazing performance improvement track record. So true life experience here. As always one should do some homework before commenting. With respect. D
  • EL
    Eugene L.
    2 May 2018 @ 17:38
    "The area most commonly associated with trading psychology is emotional development" - very in line with the Josh Waitzkin view of peak performance. I like it.
  • DC
    Douglas C.
    2 May 2018 @ 14:32
    All good points made in the segment, Thanks
  • KL
    Kathlyn L.
    2 May 2018 @ 00:28
    Please, no more academics
  • FB
    Floyd B.
    1 May 2018 @ 22:47
    this was interesting and useful,the means to an end does not work in trading.
  • MK
    Michael K.
    1 May 2018 @ 18:22
    brilliant quick commentary - the "spiritual" development, or lack thereof, is unquestionably the #1 cause of burnout I've seen after 11 years in the markets, myself included. Getting sober was my way out, personally, but plenty of folks simply endure suffering instead of thriving, and I think this key component is what is missing.