Brett Steenbarger

Published on
October 31st, 2015
39 minutes

Brett Steenbarger

The Interview ·
Featuring Brett Steenbarger

Published on: October 31st, 2015 • Duration: 39 minutes

Brett Steenbarger, PhD., Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at SUNY Upstate Medical University, joins Real Vision for a discussion on the psychology of trading, and ways to analyze patterns in your own investing in order to improve performance. Through a fascinating forty minutes, Brett dives deep into the patterns of losing trades, overconfidence in high-conviction theses, and the importance of incorporating divergent information into your investing framework.


  • MF
    M F.
    10 February 2019 @ 13:30
    This is an excellent interview. Brett has several good books and this interview is very much worth the time.
  • AF
    Andrew F.
    18 May 2017 @ 16:14
    Professional athletes > financial markets
  • JV
    Johan V.
    28 July 2016 @ 13:42
    Very interesting, learned a lot about myself through this interview
  • ct
    constantine t.
    12 July 2016 @ 12:42
    this is a great interview/presentation
  • TS
    Thomas S.
    16 January 2016 @ 05:44
    Great interview. Avoid the confirmation bias. Keep score in a robust fashion. However their is some counter research in regards to domain specificity.
  • A1
    Animal 1.
    8 December 2015 @ 21:39
    Great interview - key takeaway -> "markets are not everything, it is important to have hobbies and maintain the right balance"
  • LA
    Linda A.
    3 December 2015 @ 05:34
    Lots of "for instance" examples hit home for me. Trading teaches me to deal with adversity by persevering, keeping calm and humility. Time to map out those winning trades. - ka ching.
  • SD
    Stephen D. | Contributor
    4 November 2015 @ 10:01
    Superb interview, clear, actionable and completely lacking in platitude. Every trader and everone who has to manage traders should see this
  • MC
    Michael C.
    3 November 2015 @ 07:07
    Very interesting interview with clear discussion of Brett's approach. Of interest to anyone looking at financial markets.
  • JK
    Jon K.
    1 November 2015 @ 06:37
    Concise, yet insightful. I appreciate videos with actionable takeaways. The theme focused videos are the biggest value for me from RVTV, but leave my mind racing. The reward here was the simplicity.
  • SP
    Steve P.
    31 October 2015 @ 21:30
    1st Class interview RV - More of this fascinating subject would be greatly appreciated.
  • KT
    Ken T.
    30 October 2015 @ 22:09
    This was an excellent interview. It brought home many behavioral issues I am sure we all encounter. I would be interested in seeing more of these types of interviews.
  • JS
    John S.
    30 October 2015 @ 20:59
    Absolutely fascinating discussion.
  • SG
    Sebastian G.
    30 October 2015 @ 19:39
    Great insights and hints. Very helpful. More of that, please.
  • EL
    Elizabeth L.
    30 October 2015 @ 19:08
    Raoul, I will be buying the book also. So many concepts about the psychology involved in trading that I never considered. Thank you for bringing us this interview and our attention to Brett.
  • PS
    Patrick S.
    30 October 2015 @ 18:52
    Wow. How many of these traits do I see in my investment decisions? Great piece that I will watch many times so it sinks in.
  • TJ
    Terry J.
    30 October 2015 @ 16:19
    Refreshingly different and a fascinating insight into the psychology of trading and becoming a successful and balanced hedge fund manager