Mike Bellafiore’s (Bella’s) Blogs

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 [...]


The Rise of College Traders

Jun 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs
SMB has five traders for our June class who already have proven active-trading records in college. We get emails from guys making serious money consistently and yet are in college. I have never seen this before. Do you see how many awesome blogs are out there written by college traders? I wrote an article recently about the thirst for trading education at universities and now my inbox is overflowing with very solid college traders sharing their stories. I love it! Who says you can't start trading in college? How is that any different than Cam Newton working eight hours a day on his quarterback skills to gain a top draft spot (see Read more [...]


Ideas from the Prop Desk to Improve Your Trading – The Partner Rips (Video)

Nov 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Free Daily Trading Video, Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs
Last week I presented at #Stocktoberfest the @Stocktwits event masterminded by @howardlindzon.  My presentation was titled: 8 Ideas from the Prop Desk to Improve Your Trading.  Below is part 4 of the video series reconstructing my presentation. In this video Mike discusses: 1) Larges losses an SMB partner was taking in afterhours trading 2) The importance of understanding your edge 3) The necessity to eliminate trades where you do not have an edge based on statistics 4) Even the best traders must eliminate some trades from their quiver You can sign up for our free daily trading video here! Mike Bellafiore Read more [...]