Archive for September 2015

Inside The Trading Vault – Trade Review -DLTR-

Sep 30th, 2015 | By | Category: General Comments
SMB will be hosting a free webinar on October 6th where I will outline several trades based on techniques taught in the Vault.  In my last post, I mentioned the Power of Mechanical Process - Today, we'll discuss the Power of Trade Reliability by this trade review One of the byproducts of strong mechanical process is Trade Reliability. When a chart builds a familiar pattern, revisits a structure that holds a high probability formation, we can act with purpose. Here's an example and a reliable concept that we teach in The Trading Vault that you can watch unfold over the coming days and weeks- DLTR - we'll stage Read more [...]


Inside The Trading Vault – The Power of Mechanical Process

Sep 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Anne Marie, General Comments
If you value consistency, and find it lacking in your trading, The Trading Vault is certainly something you should investigate. SMB will be hosting a free webinar on October 6th where I will outline several trades based on techniques taught in the Vault. Many traders learn the concepts of trading with a bit of a salad bar approach – a little from lots of different sources they think look good- all piled onto a single crowded chart.  Or they are on a quest for the holy grail of technical indicators – the one that will never let them down. Either way, the story almost always ends the same way.  Poor trading results, discouragement, Read more [...]


Job Opening- Director of Sales and Business Development

Sep 24th, 2015 | By | Category: General Comments
SMBU, an industry leading trading education company, is seeking a Director of Sales and Business Development to build an effective sales team,  increase revenues, and enhance company growth. The position is located in our midtown Manhattan office, but our market is global, with approximately 60% of sales from the U.S and 40% from international sales. As our Director of Sales and Business Development, you will be responsible for all aspects of the sales cycle as well as building and managing a sales team. You will also be expected to work with our marketing staff to develop sales campaigns that are effective and consistent with Read more [...]


6 Facts about the Yahoo Spin-off

Sep 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video, General Comments
In our SMBU Daily Video, Mike Bellafiore, shares 6 facts about the Yahoo spin-off. Mike answers a question from a reader at his The Trading Coach Blog. There is an Ask Anything section you can visit to submit a trading question to Mike. In this video learn: 6 facts about the Yahoo spin off the tax consequences for this spin-off what will happen if there is not a tax advantage to shareholders with a spin-off a special hat tip to an SMB trader who focuses on mergers for the firm We hope this video helps you improve your trading. -SMBU Team * no relevant positions Read more [...]


30 trading habits in 30 days – Journal

Sep 24th, 2015 | By | Category: 30 Trading Habits in 30 Days
When I interview an experienced trader for our firm a central question is: what is your review process? I was at lunch yesterday with a firm trader, who wanted to chat about his recent underperformance.  Over an apple salad covered with blackened chicken, the trader discussed his waning confidence. I asked, “What is something you used to do in the past that you are not doing now?” He smiled and replied immediately, “I have to get back to journaling!” Welcome back to our new series 30 trading habits in 30 days. If you have missed the prior habits they are archived here. Today we share habit #7 - journal. One Read more [...]


Traders4ACause charity event

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Events
SMB Capital is a sponsor for Traders4ACause charity event this weekend in Las Vegas. Congratulations to Nathan Michaud,[email protected], for organizing this exciting charity event. Just look who will be presenting: Noted trading psychologist, Dr. Steenbarger Market Wizards author, Jack Schwager James Dalton, the godfather of market profile Peter Brandt, veteran commodities trader Here is the full list of speakers for this charity event. I am looking forward to attending, meeting the traders who attend, some speakers I have not met in person, and sharing what I learn from the event. As always, if you Read more [...]


Do Retail Traders Have a Chance?

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video, General Comments
In our SMBU Daily Video, Mike Bellafiore is asked: Do retail traders have a chance? In this video Mike discusses: The advantages of trading for a prop desk The disadvantages of trading retail How you can compete and thrive as a retail trader Yes you can compete! We hope this video helps you improve your trading skills. * no relevant positions Read more [...]


30 trading habits in 30 days- Breathe

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: 30 Trading Habits in 30 Days
In ten years deep breathing, meditation, whatever you want to call it, will be seen as important to your health as diet and exercise.  Breathing for 10 minutes each day is a habit to implement to improve your trading. Welcome back to our new series 30 trading habits in 30 days. If you have missed the prior habits they are archived here. Today we share habit #6- breathe. Each day after I teach my 11AM mentoring session, I close my office door, turn my chair around, take off my glasses, and breathe.  I focus on my breath going through each part of my body from my toes to the top of my head. Why?  How can this Read more [...]