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Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D. is a trading psychologist and performance coach.  He trades in the equities markets and works with traders in proprietary, hedge fund, and investment bank settings. Dr. Steenbarger has authored The Psychology of Trading (Wiley, 2003) and Enhancing Trader ... more


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When Doing Less Is More
The developing trader needs more process, more routine, to overcome the emotions involved in trading and the resulting impulsivity.  The experienced trader needs quality time away from process and routine to overcome staleness.
Thinking Through A Traders' Happy Hour
Smart, motivated people love to share ideas and learn from one another. That creates a rich environment for personal and professional development.
What Is Market Breadth Telling Us?
There is a structure to market cycles, in which the market begins with strong upside momentum and a tide that lifts most boats. 
How To Trade With Focus
We are most apt to respond to markets emotionally if we become too attached to the profits and losses of each trade. It's not emotion itself that is the problem for traders but an absence of focus.
Tracking Sentiment And Market Impact
Knowing the sentiment of the market through tracking which side is more aggressive and then seeing how this is impacting price action provides a helpful perspective on the market.
3 Ways To Improve Your Trading - And Your Trading Psychology
When we are productive in our time outside of trading, we create wins every single day, and that bolsters our mindset.
How We 'Tranceform' The Mindscape
The challenge of most traders is they are looking to improve their psychology, but they're operating with the same brain, the same states of awareness. The right trading actions are anchored to the state of high focus.
Learning How To Lose
On the surface, it seems like a strange idea:  We become winners when we learn how to lose.  It's when we can't accept losing that we hold onto trades long after they've gone against us.
The Best Way To Develop Trading Expertise
The shared trading acts as a vehicle for mentoring and apprenticeship. It creates a structure for using skills, getting feedback, and making improvements--every single day.
Lessons From The Recent Trading Craze
Some large market players specialize in short-selling strategies, seeking to profit when individual stocks are overpriced But what happens when networks of individual traders take the other side of that bet?
First Things First: Self-Esteem Matters
Self-esteem is destiny: It determines what we seek, and that determines what we achieve.
Can Intensive Practice Produce Trading Expertise?
Intensive practice may lead to trading expertise, and it also may build the brain states most likely to result in sound trading.
What You Trade Is As Important As How You Trade
Focusing on what to trade means becoming more selective in our trade selection, thus prioritizing the quality rather than quantity of opportunities. As for any successful investor or oil driller, where to seek opportunity makes all the difference.
What Distinguishes Professionals From Amateurs
What increasingly hits me between the eyes is the difference in the learning process between amateurs and developing pros. Here are two of those differences.
What Are Your Goals For 2021?
A number of traders understandably just want this year to be over with.  Remember that a goal without a plan is simply a wish.
How To Overcome Self-Critical Thinking And Tilt Trading
For many traders, their greatest enemy is the harsh self-criticism they heap upon themselves after losing money or missing opportunity. Trading on tilt is often not a primary trading problem, but a reaction to a deeper, underlying problem.
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