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Mike Bellafiore co-founded SMB Capital, a proprietary trading firm in New York City, and SMBU, 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 also writes regularly for the globally popular SMBU 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 and has been recognized in The Inner Voice of Trading by Michael Martin. As an international lecturer, Mr. Bellafiore has built trader trading programs globally for hedge funds, prop trading desks, and retail traders, working with some of the world’s largest 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 new son on the Upper West Side in NYC.  Mike welcomes your comments and/or questions at mbellafiore@smbcap.com.