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What Does this Trader Do Now?

Oct 27th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
Hello Bella, I read both those books and started a few more. The myelin concept got me thinking that I should be reading more every day so I don't fall into the habit of being lazy with reading in general. Then on the flip side part of me thinks I should limit the reading and focus more on reviewing trading footage and charts. What time allocation do you recommend for a rookie trader like myself hours per day wise amongst: 1)reading investing and accounting books 2)reading trading books 3)reviewing charts and trading footage 4)reviewing trading journal and trading notes 5)working on financial modeling and valuation Read more [...]


Mike Bellafiore Interviewed on Blog Talk Radio

Oct 25th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
Mike Bellafiore was interviewed on Blog Talk Radio last night by @solutionsology_. Bella discussed: 1) How to transition into trading without quitting your job 2) How SMB is preparing for the Ebola trade and then will trade what they see 3) How traders must pick direction AND at the right time AND while controlling risk/reward Check Out Business Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with everydayRADIO on BlogTalkRadio *no relevant positions Read more [...]


How I Traded $YELP (Video)

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
There are three things you need for every trade. Below we discuss a short trade in $YELP. More importantly we discuss how intraday traders must not just be right with direction, but also with time (or seeing the catalyst for the trade) AND while controlling your risk/reward. If you are just right about direction your results will be inconsistent, you will not be scalable, and at times you will place yourself in a position of weakness. *no relevant positions Read more [...]


SMBU Earnings Season: In-House! (Nov 5-7)

Oct 21st, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
Every three months there is an amazing trading opportunity, our trading Super Bowl, for those prepared. Earnings season provides greater opportunities for outsized trading profits for those in the Right Stocks And in the Right Setups And with the Right Process. Those unsatisfied with their results during earnings season must improve on these aspects of their trading game. You can! Begin your preparation with the SMBU Earnings Season: In-House! Three days of learning, training and real-time trading with Bella, Steve and our desk at our NYC office can result in a lifelong improvement of your trading results...and the results Read more [...]


SMB at Stocktoberfest Oct 27-28 San Diego

Oct 21st, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
Mike Bellafiore, author of One Good Trade and The PlayBook and Co-Founder of SMB Capital will be a Speaker at Stocktoberfest in San Diego Oct 27-28. Jack Schwager author of the best-selling Market Wizard series, Howard Lindzon- Co-Founder of StockTwits, Herb Greenberg of CNBC, Josh Brown-@reformedbroker, JC Parets- @allstarcharts, Greg Harmon-@harmongreg, Phil Pearlman of Yahoo Finance, and many other notables too numerous to mention will be presenting at the event. Come listen to Mike present. Reach out to Mike at mbellafiore@smbcap.com to meet up with him and chat trading in San Diego. *no relevant positions Read more [...]


How to Win During Earnings Season

Oct 20th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
Every financial quarter as traders we have our Super Bowl- Earnings Season.  These are exciting trading times! New traders chirp, "This is going to be the month I break out." Developing traders announce,"I am not going to be a wuss during this earnings season and quintuple my profits!" Experienced traders unsatisfied with their results during earnings season declare, "I will crush it this earnings season!" Retail traders shout, "I am going to make so much I can quit my job!" I am all for thinking positively, but those thoughts alone will not produce improved performance. What will?  What is the only thing that Read more [...]


Trend-Following in Life and the Markets

Oct 20th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
Traders are always trying to improve their game. Beginners usually jump from strategy to strategy in search for some holy grail that will always win no matter what the markets do. Pro traders outguess their gut and their systems in attempts to make or save an extra buck. Such efforts are usually self-correcting by losing money. I believe we all forget to use common sense from time to time. It's OK. We are all prone to getting wrapped up in our emotions while trading and just living everyday life. Sometimes, we can lose self-awareness, perspective and ultimately our discipline. The discipline I use to trade and live my life Read more [...]


I Hate My Job!

Oct 19th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
Hi Mike, My name is Assaf and I would like to get your advice if it is possible. I’m 42 years old married with three kids, living in Israel and working as a software engineer. Currently I’m managing a group of engineers and making around $120K a year (in Israel this pretty good salary). I can see my career develops with HPSW, and I probably on my way to make 140-150 K in the next 3-5 years. BUT… My real passion is for the Markets (US markets). I came across William O’Neil’s book (how to make money in stocks) a few years ago and started to follow his methodology. I bought breakouts and tried to hold as much Read more [...]


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