How to Stop Making Bad Fade Trades

One talented developing trader we work with is struggling with making poor fade trades and controlling his risk.  I know many in the trading community struggle with poor fade trades and losing too much in lesser trades.  The exchange between this trader, his solutions, and my response might be able to help. After a huge rip and then bounce back … Read More

How to Put an End to Inconsistent Trading

A core Trading Frustration in the SMBU Community is a lack of consistency with their trading. In this video below Steve Spencer and I offer some solutions to improve your trading consistency. The search for consistency is a differentiator between pro and developing trader. Learning to develop a detailed trading plan for all of your trades will help. In this … Read More

Two Trading Mistakes to Avoid

Hello Mike – I completed reading your book last week and have to say the lessons I’ve learned from it are extremely invaluable to me in my quest to develop into a consistently profitable trader. I have typed up (18) pages of notes from your book that I have been reviewing them regularly in order to pound these concepts into … Read More

The $GPRO Short and Why the Market Doesn’t Care

*****This is a guest blog submission from Jordan Caroleo – @Jordar411***** — Editor’s Note Traders, including myself, were caught in a wash of trades in this breath of volatility pushing longs and shorts alike. One thing that I’ve heard and have seen were traders anxiously waiting to get short $GPRO. I stepped back, looked at the technical side and asked those … Read More

An Uncomfortable Short ($JNS)

Hey Mr. Bellafiore, I hope all is well with you since we last spoke in the middle of the summer. I have two quick questions for you, that I hope you can answer when you have a spare moment. These questions are both based on your personal trading style. 1.) Is there ever a point in the day where you … Read More

Recording: Jim Dalton of How to use the Market Profile to Gain an Edge in Options Trading

This week, Jim Dalton of made his first appearance on the Options Tribe to present how he uses the Market Profile in his options trading decisions. Enjoy the Video! We look forward to seeing you at future meetings! Seth Freudberg Director, SMB Options Training Program The SMB Options Training Program is an eight-month program designed for novice and intermediate level … Read More

How I Traded Two IPOs Today ($CYBR and $CFG)

Watch Bella explain how he traded two excellent IPO opportunities today.  You might notice both were not named Alibaba 🙂 “You can be better tomorrow than you are today!” Mike Bellafiore is the Co-Founder of SMB Capital and SMBU, which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and futures. Bella is the author of One Good Trade and The PlayBook. … Read More

Free Webinar with John Locke

  Take this opportunity to Locke In Your Success by listening to a panel of 8 experts who will share knowledge that has taken them decade’s worth of time and money to accumulate at the Investor Inspiration Online Training Conference. It all happens on Thursday, September 25, 2014, I will be speaking at 4pm EDT on Option Strategies for Income … Read More