Mike Bellafiore’s (Bella’s) Blogs

[Recording] Live Trader Mentoring with Bella (WEBINAR JULY 13)

Jul 18th, 2017 | By | Category: General Comments, Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs
Last Thursday, several lead mentors from our firm presented the various trading styles and coaching techniques that we use to help traders like you get better at their trading game. Read more [...]


[Recording] 5 Ideas to Improve Your Trading This Summer

Jun 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs, Trading Psychology
Mike Bellafiore, author of The Playbook and One Good Trade, discussed why traders at the firm are so focused on building trading models right now and how to be more selective with your ideas. Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Mike Bellafiore, author of The PlayBook and One Good Trade: A study of 10 successful proprietary traders: Why and how they have succeeded

Aug 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs, Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs
This week, Mike Bellafiore, noted author and founding partner of SMB Capital will be discussing his personal observations about why certain proprietary traders that he has personally mentored become successful professional traders Read more [...]


How to trade bigger

Nov 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs
In our recent survey we asked you for lesson ideas to include in SMBU Premium 2016. Many of your responses included topics related trading size, trading bigger, and questions like “how do I trade bigger?” Here’s the short answer: Identify your trading strengths Trade your best setups more often and with larger size as I wrote in The PlayBook Trade incrementally bigger Our desk made a huge trade this month in a stock that was overbought.  I messaged a senior trader to congratulate him for his win.  He responded, “That will be a one million dollar trade in a few years.”  Notice how he said “a few years.” Read more [...]


The Must Follow Podcast from StockTwits with Mike Bellafiore

Jul 29th, 2015 | By | Category: General Comments, Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs, Trading Lesson
Mike Bellafiore was interviewed on #TheMustFollowPodcast from Stocktwits by Sean McLaughlin. To subscribe to #TheMustFollowPodcast go here or get them on iTunes. Below is an excerpt written by @ChicagoSean about this #MUSTLISTEN trading podcast with our own Mike Bellafiore. Mike Bellafiore: Trading as a Performance Sport To be the best, you’ve got to train like the best. We know this to be true in sports, and today’s guest on The Must Follow podcast believes this to be equally true in the trading arena, as he considers trading to be one of the most competitive performance sports there is. Meet @MikeBellafiore, Read more [...]


SMBU’s Options Tribe Webinar: Mike Bellafiore, Co-Founder SMB Capital: The five most important habits to become and sustain as a profitable trader

Jul 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs, Options Education, Seth Freudberg's Blogs, SMB Options
Today, SMB Co-Founder and noted author Mike Bellafiore returns to the Options Tribe to share his observations about the habits that sustainably great traders develop as they progress in their trading careers on a proprietary trading desk. Read more [...]


Developing new traders into high performing traders at SMB (Podcast with TradingStory.com)

Jul 7th, 2015 | By | Category: General Comments, Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs, Trading Lesson
Mike Bellafiore was interviewed on TradingStory.com by Brandon Clay. To see more videos of interviewed traders go to TradingStoryPodcasts or get them on iTunes. You can contact Brandon here. Here is an excerpt from tradingstory.com......... Mike Bellafiore – the trading coach developing high performing traders. Mike co-founded SMB Capital with a focus on teaching new traders how to become consistently profitable traders.  There is not another firm in his space that has trained as many traders from new to consistently profitable as SMB.  In fact, some of his firm traders in just three short years  are now High Read more [...]


SMB College Tour

Jun 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs
As I write I'm heading back on Amtrak to NYC, completing our fall recruiting trips. I've been pretty sick the past week and I'm sure that those around me are hoping I get off at the next stop. Sorry, I am not. It's another two hours with me. Just took another swig of NyQuil, so that should help. On my last trip down to DC via train the doors were held for a few minutes before we exited. Before that I noticed that many had their bags searched before they boarded. And I found it unusual that dogs kept walking down the aisles during our trip. And now we couldn't exit? And then out the window I saw a very familiar, distinguished, and Read more [...]