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About the Author

Richard L. Peterson MD works at the intersection of mind and markets. As CEO of the MarketPsych group of companies ( he directs a team incorporating psychological insights to improve individual investment decisions (MarketPsych), develop market-beating investment strategies (MarketPsy Capital LLC), provide the global standard in media sentiment data (MarketPsych Data LLC), and strengthen client relationships (MarketPsych Insights LLC).

Called “Wall Street’s Top Psychiatrist” (Associated Press), his financial psychology research has been published in leading academic journals, textbooks, and profiled in the financial media including NPR, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the BBC. His book, “Inside the Investor’s Brain” (Wiley, 2007), was praised as “outstanding” and a “seminal text” by Barrons. With Frank Murtha PhD he co-authored “MarketPsych: How to Manage Fear and Build Your Investor Identity” (Wiley, 2010). Both books were named top financial books of their respective years by Kiplinger’s. His new book “Trading on Sentiment” was published in March 2016 and is slated to be released in Chinese and Japanese in coming months.

Dr. Peterson earned cum laude degrees in electrical engineering, arts, and medicine (MD) from the University of Texas, performed post-graduate neuroeconomics research at Stanford University, and is Board-certified in psychiatry.