How Many Trades Do You Find Each Day?

September 18th, 2014 Hi Bella, First of all I would like to thank you for everything that you do for us traders. I've just started to read The Playbook and I’m sure it will help me develop as a trader. I've one question though, in Playbook you write that we should archive trades in our Playbook that makes most sense to us. Well I need to tell you that I’m happy if I catch one trade daily, even though I’m an intraday trader, and here is my question: how many trades (daily) do you or your guys at SMB can find and trade on average ? Thank you for your time and best regards.   @MikeBellafiore Yes, you should archive one play each Read more [...]

John Locke: Learn how to become a professional trader through the M21 Options Trading System

September 17th, 2014 Yesterday, John Locke returned to the Options Tribe to discuss how options traders can wind up on an options trading desk by becoming skilled at the M21 Options Trading System. Unfortunately the recording on the meeting was corrupted but we have the powerpoint available. Enjoy! The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level options traders who are seeking an intensive training process to learn how to trade options spreads for monthly income. For more information on this program contact Seth Freudberg: sfreudberg@smbcap.com. No relevant positions Options Learn Read more [...]

Free Options Webinar: Jim Dalton of JDaltontrading.com: How to use the Market Profile to Gain an Edge in Options Trading

September 16th, 2014 Your Option for a better trading life......together (SMBU Options Tribe) SMBU’s Options Tribe is an online community of options traders dedicated to sharing successful options trading ideas with all of our members worldwide.  Each Tuesday, SMBU hosts an options webinar—the Options Tribe—during which veteran options traders and experts in the world of options trading share live presentations. Tuesday, next week, Jim Dalton of JDaltontrading.com makes his first appearance on the Options Tribe to present how he uses the Market Profile in his options trading decisions. Options Tribe meetings are free to the public on the Read more [...]

SMB’s Steven Spencer Named A Must Follow On Twitter

September 15th, 2014 ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Business Insider put together a list of the top traders to follow on Twitter. Among the best names in the world of finance, SMB's Steven Spencer was included in the list of top traders to follow on twitter. You can follow Steve @sspencer_smb. You can also get daily trading commentary from Steve in our AM Meeting. Many SMB friends also made the list: @howardlindzon, @allstarcharts, @reformedbroker, @armotrader, Read more [...]

Enhancing Trader Performance: Instant Gratification Vs Delayed Satisfaction

September 15th, 2014 *****David Blair, The Crosshairs Trader, is a blogger/trader/educator who does a wonderful job of sharing research on elite performance and how it relates to trading. Below is his latest post for the SMB trading community.***** — Editor’s Note Let’s face it, we feel better about ourselves when we see positive results from our actions.  We most often want to experience the pleasure associated with positive results sooner than later, oftentimes settling for less than the most favorable results.  Instant gratification is often used to label pleasures gained by impulsive behaviors: we want it now, not tomorrow.  Walter Read more [...]

The Probabilistic Framework (video)

September 12th, 2014 Bruce Bower was in the office recently to shoot an up and coming video series on visualization. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing clips from this series with the trading community. Fill out the form below to stay updated on the series. We'll notify you when the next video becomes available. Enjoy the video! Watch the other videos here! // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // ]]> Get notified when a new video is uploaded! First Name * Email * Submit no Read more [...]

Learn To Trade Before You NEED To

September 11th, 2014 Whenever market conditions are similar for an extended period of time it’s not that difficult to come up with a trading methodology that works remarkably well. When this happens I’ll see two things. First is a bunch people selling advisories and set ups. And second are traders who think they’ve found the Holy Grail and want to retire. From early 2012 until a few months ago we’ve had a low volatility market with an uptrend that just won’t quit. Basically all you need to do is play nearly anything bullish, don’t worry about the down moves and you win. As usual in these conditions I got multiple calls from “successful Read more [...]

Enhancing Trader Performance: It Is All How You Frame It

September 7th, 2014 *****David Blair, The Crosshairs Trader, is a blogger/trader/educator who does a wonderful job of sharing research on elite performance and how it relates to trading. Below is his latest post for the SMB trading community.***** — Editor’s Note Whether we believe it or not we tend to choose different options for the same problem depending on the way the problem is presented and whether or not the problem is presented as a loss (negative) or a gain (positive).  This is known as framing and is just one of many cognitive biases we face in our day to day decision making.  As an example, let’s suppose a physician informed Read more [...]
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