Distilling the sentiments and
emotions of financial markets

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Our Mission

Researching and applying behavioral economics

Sentiment Data

To produce the standard in financial sentiment data across major news and social media outlets

Asset Management

'Quantitatively explore behavioral analytics in alpha generation and risk management

Investor Profiling

Uncovering investors' innate identity to help their financial advisors better serve them

Our Data

The backbone of our research analytics

Real-Time and Multi-Dimensional

Sentiment scores are computed on a minutely basis for a variety of complex emotions and macroeconomic topics using our proprietary language processing engine.

Global Entity Recognition

All major tradable assets are tracked, for country indicies, currencies, commodities, and equities. Entity recognition is done for more than 9000 global equities.

Comprehensive Source Coverage

Monitoring of all major news and social media outlets, both print and online, with history back to 1998. Continuously updated sources, including regional stock message boards.

Our Team

The ones with a curiosity of financial psychology

Richard Peterson, MD


Dr. Peterson is CEO of the MarketPsych group of companies where he leads MarketPsych's data and asset management division. He has trained thousands of professionals globally to leverage behavioral insights. Dr. Peterson is a board-certified psychiatrist.

Frank F Murtha, PhD


Since co-founding MarketPsych, Dr. Murtha has specialized in helping others apply behavioral finance to build relationships, increase assets under management and improve investment returns. He has trained thousands of financial professionals and consulted dozens of the world's leading financial institutions.

Changjie Liu, MFE


Changjie Liu is Head of Research at MarketPsych. He has been involved in sentiment research and trading strategies for the last six years. At MarketPsych he investigates quantitative asset trading models based on sentiment reactions in global markets.

Aleksander Fafula, PhD


For more than twelve years Dr. Fafula has worked on distributed systems related to data security and the financial markets. He has developed applications in cloud computing, data mining, time series modeling and artificial intelligence.

Tayyab Tariq


Mr. Tayyab Tariq is the Chief Technology Officer at Red Buffer. Mr. Tayyab is a Fulbright scholar with a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and BS in Computer Science degree from FAST – NUCES.

Mark Harbour, CFA/CPA/CIMA


Mark is the operational lead at MarketPsych Insights. He has worked as a senior integrated wealth manager to the high net worth and family office market segment for over 30 years. Mark is an active member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Los Angeles. He is a past National Chair of IMCAs Wealth Management Committee.

Aaron L Gilman, CFA/CFP


Aaron developed the Insights platform. He arrived at MarketPsych from the world of financial planning, portfolio management, and wealth management services. In addition, Aaron serves as the Chief Investment Officer and president of the wealth management division for a large RIA with a national footprint.

Diego Gutierrez


Mr. Gutierrez is CTO at MarketPsych. He has 20 years experience managing complex multitechnology projects in various industries. At MarketPsych, he architects queue handling, clustered components for horizontal scalability, on-demand hadoop clusters, and language interoperability.

Supported by a team of world-class technical personnel, and in partnership with Thomson Reuters, Ketchum Trading and multiple academic groups

Latest Developments


November 21, 2016

Dr. Peterson will be in London meeting with clients the week of November 21st.  Please contact us if you'd like to set up an engagement.

September 26, 2016

See Hedgeye's Keith McCullough interview Dr. Peterson about Trading on Sentiment this week on Hedgeye TV.

September 25, 2016

Dr. Peterson is speaking with firms in London and Frankfurt this week about the psychology of investment.  Company technology meeting in Kyiv.

September 18, 2016

Dr. Peterson and Mr. Tariq will be in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York at RiskMinds Americas and for meetings this week.

September 02, 2016

We're excited to announce that we've re-opened our asset management services.  Please contact us for more information.

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