A Look at Markets Going Forward

July 13th, 2016 In this video Mike Bellafiore discusses the markets going forward and the relationship to oil as well as some other key things to pay close attention to. Read more [...]

What Makes a Trader Successful? (Part 2)

July 13th, 2016 In this video Seth Freudberg discusses the traits of successful traders he has seen over the years and what separates them from the average traders. Read more [...]

Not All Setups Are Created Equal

July 13th, 2016 Each Friday at 1:30pm EST we host Trading Conversations, a webinar where we open the floor for questions from our trading community about trading stocks, options, futures, psychology, risk, or whatever you want! One of my favorite topics was brought up last week... context. In working with retail traders I get to see where people have holes in their trading plans, and where they need the most help. One of the most common areas I see a major need for improvement is in using the higher timeframe. Why do we use the higher timeframe? Let's say, for example, we're in intraday trader that likes to get long consolidation breakouts. Read more [...]

Why Buy Gold On A “Risk On” Day?

July 9th, 2016 I received the following email last night while watching Netflix: Dear Steve,      my name is Guglielmo and I'm glad to be part of the Trader90 community. I trade from Singapore. Yesterday in the AM meeting you were discussing GLD as a long being a very strong stock. At the same time, we saw the strong NFP numbers, suggesting a risk-on day and a sell of safe assets including gold. Evidently, the latter thesis was wrong, so would you mind elaborating a little bit more why you had confidence in buying GLD? Thank you. Your AM meetings are so valuable. Regards, Guglielmo This is an excellent question. When the June non-farm Read more [...]

StockTwits Podcast: Don’t Call it Options Income Trading

July 8th, 2016 StockTwits sat down with SMB's Head Options Trader, Seth Freudberg, to learn what it is that makes index & equity options traders unique in the world of finance. Read more [...]

What Makes a Trader Successful?

July 8th, 2016 In this video Seth Freudberg discusses the traits of successful traders he has seen over the years and what separates them from the average traders. Read more [...]

SMB in Singapore for InvestFair 2016

July 7th, 2016 Mike Bellafiore will be a Keynote Speaker in Singapore for Invest-Fair 2016. INVEST Fair is ShareInvestor’s annual flagship event in Singapore for investors and traders. Jointly collaborated with The Business Times, Singapore's largest business publication, INVEST Fair is an unrivaled event- "the LARGEST Investment/Trading Event in Singapore!" Here is an ad from The Sunday Times (Singapore): If you are a trader/investor in Singapore, we hope to see you at the event. *no relevant positions Read more [...]

Analysis of Crude Oil & Followup

July 6th, 2016 Each Friday after lunch, Andrew and I do a Q&A webinar for the SMB Community. We call it Trading Conversations. One question we covered in last week's webinar was about the current state of Crude Oil. I use Market Profile, so I laid out exactly what I was seeing in "Texas Tea" from a Market Profile perspective. Largest view: 16 days of balance. Price has had resistance from the 50.50 area, and support from the 40.70 area. Price has just bounced around in this general "bracket". These aren't extremely precise levels to blindly place trades at, but rather general areas that define out "higher timeframe" market condition Read more [...]