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Richard Peterson
Works at MarketPsych LLC
Attended University of Texas at Austin
Lives in Westport, CT
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How To Time The Stock Market Using Media Sentiment:
Investor sentiment and analysis of media coverage are new frontiers to explore in understanding stock market gyrations. The news unconsciously affects investor behavior, which in turn moves the stock market. Thus analyzing investor behavior could potentially reap enormous profits, says behavioral finance expert Richard Peterson , a board-certified psychiatrist and [...]
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How fund managers are trading on sentiment - Our new monthly newsletter (and book) are out!
On the first trading day of this year Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen's laptop pops open. He sees right away that something special is going on. The MarketPsych Indices, the system by which NN Investment Partners [formerly ING] measure sentiment in the market, are coming in…words that are ...
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Arbitraging Trust Across Equities
After trust in Brazil’s Petrobras waned last year, Thomson Reuters MarketPsych sentiment data helped investors hold their nerve. Discover how. Using the Thomson Reuters MarketPsych Indices (TRMI) for sentiment, we compared four of the top companies in Latin America from June 2014 through May 2015. Figure 1 (below) displays the
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Richard L. Peterson, M.D. - Behavioral finance and investment psychology

Dr. Peterson has spent his career at the intersection of psychology and money.  From developing quantitative models to imaging the brains of investors, Dr. Peterson has emerged as an expert in the psychology of financial decisions and the mining of sentiment in social media. He developed the MarketPsych Ontology Language for Finance, which employs text mining software to identify and quantify economically predictive sentiments, and he is an internationally-recognized speaker in the area of behavioral finance and social media analytics.

Dr. Peterson is an investment advisor and was managing director of the psychology-based quantitative asset management firm MarketPsy Capital LLC from 2008-2010 where he was portfolio manager of their top-performing market-neutral fund. In the educational field he developed popular financial personality tests, published widely in academic journals and textbooks, and is an associate editor of the Journal of Behavioral Finance. His book, Inside the Investor's Brain (Wiley, 2007) was called "outstanding" and "a seminal text" on investment psychology by Barrons.

Dr. Peterson has appeared in CBS Evening News, CNBC, NPR, BBC, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review. Dr. Peterson received cum laude Electrical Engineering (B.S.), Arts (B.A.), and Doctor of Medicine degrees (M.D.) from the University of Texas.  He performed postdoctoral neuroeconomics research at Stanford University, is Board-certified in Psychiatry, and is a visiting scholar at Claremont Graduate University. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.

  • University of Texas at Austin
    Electrical Engineering, 1991 - 1995
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Plan II, 1991 - 1995
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    Medicine, 1996 - 2000
  • Stanford University
    Psychology, 2003 - 2004
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Financial sentiment data, trainings and coaching, asset management
  • MarketPsych LLC
    CEO, 2010 - present
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