Mike Bellafiore Bio

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Mike Bellafiore co-founded SMB Capital, a proprietary trading firm in New York City, and SMB Training, its trader education company. He is the author of the “trading classic” One Good Trade and The PlayBook. He also co-authored a chapter for The StockTwits Edge, in which he discussed a favorite trading setup. Mr. Bellafiore is a Yahoo Finance Contributor, The Trading Coach, and writes regularly for SMB Training blog, where he shares ideas on how to improve trading performance. Mike’s trading techniques were noted in The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist, written by Dr. Steenbarger. As an international lecturer, Mr. Bellafiore has built trader trading programs globally for hedge funds, prop trading desks, and retail traders.

SMB Capital’s trader-training program was highlighted in the TV documentary Wall Street Warriors. His firm has appeared regularly on CNBC’s Fast Money, CNNMoney, Bloomberg, and Fox Business.

Mike is a former college athlete and member of the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees. He lives with his wife and two children on the Upper West Side in NYC.  Mike welcomes your comments and/or questions at [email protected].

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  1. Hello Mike,

    Is there any information where I can learn how to read the tape? I trade both stocks and eminis.



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