Preparing for Earnings Season

July 19th, 2017 In this video Mike Bellafiore discusses ways you can prepare for earnings season, highlighting several ideas to better attack stocks. Read more [...]

SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Options Desk Trader John Locke: The M3 Options Trading System

July 19th, 2017 This week, Options Desk Trader John Locke returns to the Options Tribe to discuss his signature M3 options trading system. Read more [...]

[Recording] Live Trader Mentoring with Bella (WEBINAR JULY 13)

July 18th, 2017 Last Thursday, several lead mentors from our firm presented the various trading styles and coaching techniques that we use to help traders like you get better at their trading game. Read more [...]

Lessons on Sizing

July 18th, 2017 In this video Mike Bellafiore discusses a firm trader who had a terrific month trading but when it came to bumping up his share size he underperformed. See what advice Mike has for this trader. Read more [...]

Myth #2 of Options Trading

July 13th, 2017 Options traders who don’t understand options synthetics will often get confused and believe that they can buy a synthetically equivalent trade for “a bargain price”. In this video, we explain why economically equivalent trades will always fill at the same price. Read more [...]

SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Frank Fahey of Optionvue Systems International: The Greeks– The Cornerstone of Options Trading Success

July 12th, 2017 This week, Frank Fahey returns to the Options Tribe to discuss the importance of understanding the properties of  options greeks and how they are affected by market conditions. Read more [...]

Snapchat- When to add size

July 11th, 2017 Traders often want to trade bigger.  Today SNAP offered an example to me of when and how. I was short Shapchat ($SNAP) intraday and scrolling through the SNAP positions of our other traders on the desk. I felt like I was not big enough in my short. I started to think where I could add to my winning position. First, one of our firm traders shorted into the close yesterday when SNAP dipped below its IPO price of 17 and held his position overnight. He was the biggest winner on the desk as SNAP gapped down, and traded down until EOD.  That swing overnight is one setup worth study for developing traders. But for those Read more [...]

Is it me or the market I am trading?

July 10th, 2017 Hi Bella! How are you? Probably you don't remember me. My name is Andre and I am a Brazilian futures trader. We talked a few times in the past via email. I have read all of your books and others which you quote, like Brett Steenbarger. I am trading since 2009. I had great results in the past, especially in the first 4-5 years. However, from 2015 on my results dropped and I am having a bad time trying to solve this. Right now I am flat in the year. I know that as a trader I should focus on the process instead of the results. However, a few years of sample should be enough to take the results as a proof of process evolution. I Read more [...]