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SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Andrew Falde: Trend Following Using Options

Dec 16th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Options Education
December 16, 2014 Today, Andrew Falde returns to the Options Tribe to discuss the topic of Trend Following Using Options. SMBU’s Options Tribe is an online community of options traders dedicated to sharing successful options trading ideas with all of our members worldwide. Each Tuesday, SMBU hosts an options webinar — the Options Tribe — during which veteran options traders and experts in the world of options trading share live presentations. Options Tribe meetings are generally free to the public and are held every Tuesday at 5:00PM ET. If you wish to register to this meeting, please click here. We look forward Read more [...]


Lesson 5: Review and Tweak

Dec 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, General Comments, Trader Development, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology
Lesson 5: Review and Tweak Continuing the series “7 Lessons I’ve Learned”, we come to Lesson 5: Your Path To True Mastery Will Require Extensive Reviewing and Tweaking.  In order to be the best, you need to constantly review your performance and look for improvements that you can make. Typically, these will be a series of small, incremental steps and changes—“tweaks”—rather than sweeping, wholesale changes. In this piece, we’ll explore how investors and traders can review their work and identify the tweaks they need to make, in order to reach their performance objectives. Peak performers, the very best at Read more [...]


The Two Best Trades Working in this Market (Webinar Replay)

Dec 12th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
SMB partners Steve Spencer and I held a free webinar last night: The Two Best Trades Working in this Market. You can find the replay here. Spencer discussed trades working best in this market. I discussed my favorite trade, when a company announces changing fundamentals. Learn new setups Hosted by SMB Partners Steve Spencer and Mike Bellafiore Q&A from attendees Entries and Exits of trades with edge in this current market Our new SMBU Premium training resource announced We hope this webinar helps you improve your trading. "You can be better tomorrow than you are today!" Bella Author, One Good Read more [...]


How to Prepare for the Trading Open (Benzinga Interview with Mike Bellafiore)

Dec 9th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
I recently did a spot on Benzinga's Premarket Prep. Benzinga and I discuss: 1) My trade strategy to trade stocks that can close Low of Day or High of Day 2) How I prepare for the Open 3) What chart time-frames I use 4) Legendary traders and investors 5) HFTs and how we avoid them 6) What stocks I have learned from crunching my trading stats that I trade best 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. He welcomes your trading questions at mbellafiore@smbcap.com. *no relevant Read more [...]


The Two Best Trades Working in this Market (Webinar Sign Up Here)

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
Join us this Thursday 4:30PM EST for a Free SMBU Webinar: The Two Best Trades Working in this Market. Steve Spencer will discuss his favorite setup, The Money Trade.  I will discuss my favorite trade. Click here to attend the event. Learn new setups Hosted by SMB Partners Steve Spencer and Mike Bellafiore Q&A until all questions are answered Entries and Exits of trades with edge in this current market Our new SMBU Premium training resource will be announced We look forward to seeing you at our next webinar for the trading community. "You can be better tomorrow than you are today!" Bella Author, Read more [...]


Lesson 4: The Interaction Between Process and Psychology

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Bruce Bower, General Comments, Trader Development, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
Lesson 4: Process and Psychology interact In the ongoing series “Seven Lessons I’ve Learned”, we come to Lesson 4. We recognize that we are trying to make the best decisions possible and that we some kind of process and discipline to guide our efforts. On the other hand, we need to get the mental game right to achieve true peak performance, just like with any activity demanding peak performance. What we will address in this piece is how the process part and the psychological components interact. Of course, we already know that they do overlap. We all have had some experiences with panicking because our position size is Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Jared Levy of Profitabletrading.com: The power of vertical spreads in playing directional ideas

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments, Options Education
December 9, 2014 Today, Jared Levy returns to the Options Tribe to discuss his approach to using vertical options spreads to play his directional viewpoints. SMBU’s Options Tribe is an online community of options traders dedicated to sharing successful options trading ideas with all of our members worldwide. Each Tuesday, SMBU hosts an options webinar — the Options Tribe — during which veteran options traders and experts in the world of options trading share live presentations. Options Tribe meetings are generally free to the public and are held every Tuesday at 5:00PM ET. If you wish to register to this meeting, Read more [...]


Trading Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
On the Open I saw an analyst downgrade trade opportunity.  You could hear this on our desk: Me: Why is this AGIO down? Me: Anyone see anything other than the JP Morgan downgrade in $AGIO (Agios Pharmaceuticals)? All I saw on my news wires was this: You could hear more from me on the desk: Me: Anything coming across Bloomberg about $AGIO? Me: Anyone buying this $AGIO? Me: What am I missing here in this AGIO?  It's down 7 percent and only on a downgrade. There was no other news that anyone on our desk saw about AGIO other than the JPM downgrade.  And it was down 7 percent. In SMB Real-Time I chatted: I Read more [...]


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