The Three Pillars of Trading Psychology

Featuring Brett Steenbarger

Trading psychologist Brett Steenbarger provides an introduction to his methodology and explains what trading psychology actually means.

Published on
1 May, 2018
Trading, Psychology
8 minutes


  • MM

    Michael M.

    3 5 2018 16:39

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    25% downvotes for the single most important component of trading. Go figure.

    All excellent points and reminders.

    • DM

      Dan M.

      4 5 2018 03:35

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      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.

  • DS

    DAVID S.

    3 5 2018 09:27

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    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 5 2018 17:38

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    "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 5 2018 14:32

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    All good points made in the segment, Thanks

  • KL

    Kathlyn L.

    2 5 2018 00:28

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    Please, no more academics

  • CM

    C M.

    1 5 2018 22:59

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    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 5 2018 23:22

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      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 5 2018 00:00

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      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 5 2018 01:31

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      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 :)

    • HM

      Hot M.

      2 5 2018 05:27

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      I believe this is the link to Vanessa's referenced interview

    • MM

      Michael M.

      3 5 2018 16:40

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      You sound mad, C M. A bit, emotional?

  • F

    Floyd .

    1 5 2018 22:47

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    this was interesting and useful,the means to an end does not work in trading.

  • MK

    Michael K.

    1 5 2018 18:22

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    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.