Interview: The Psychology Of Trading With Claudio Demb by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Claudio Demb, MD, is a psychiatrist and has been an individual trader and investor since the 1990s. He is a frequent contributor to this magazine on the topic of trading psychology. Along with his professional practice, he has an academic appointment as an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of the recently published Trading Your A Game: How Feelings & Emotions Influence Trading & Investing Decisions. His blog about trading and the psychological aspects of trading can be found at claudiodemb.com.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Claudio Demb on January 15, 2019 about how he juggles trading and a full-time job, and how he uses his insights into trading psychology to improve his own trading.
Claudio, tell us a little bit about your background. What led to your interest in trading?
I grew up in Argentina. My grandparents had escaped from Russia. The reason it matters is because they came to Argentina without any money and died poor. Thus, my parents wanted to do well and wanted to do better than my grandparents did ...