Brad Stych, PhD, CMT

Brad Stych, PhD, CMT

Brad Stych,  Founder and Principal Instructor at Brightstar Training, LLC.
Brad is a professional adult educator, experienced trader, and author. He holds a doctoral degree in continuing and vocational education (adult education) and certification as a Chartered Market Technician.

During his lifetime, he has trained athletes, musicians, educators, healthcare workers, and economics students. Instructional settings have included business, higher education, state government, and church. His passion for adult life, advanced training in adult education, and extensive teaching experience enable him to educate adults effectively on an individual level and in a group environment.

Brad began trading in 1995. As the son of an accountant, he came to the markets with a knack for numbers and sought to acquire advanced skills in technical analysis. Over time, he has applied these skills to stocks, stock options, and stock index futures in both analytic and trading capacities.

He has served as a peer reviewer, book editor, and author of professional journal articles on selected aspects of adult education. Prior to the new edition of Day Trading the Dow Mini: A Practical Guide for Market Participation (2021), the book was initially released in 2013 followed by a revised and expanded edition in 2015.



  • Day Trading the Dow Mini: A Practical Guide for Market Participation

    The Chicago Chapter Meeting of the CMT Association held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 welcomed Dr. Brad Stych as their guest speaker. AUTHOR PRESENTATION Brad Stych, PhD, CMT Founder and Principal Instructor Brightstar Training, LLC TOPIC Day Trading the Dow Mini: A...