Would You Make This Fade Trade? $APOL

I received this trader question via email on fade trading.  Here goes: After the (well-known trader coach visit) meeting, I’ve come to realize I don’t ask enough questions from the people who are more experienced than I am. Today was a dull day, lost about $150, I don’t have a lot of talk about except this APOL trade. I’d like … Read More

Should This Trader Make a Comeback?

Below is an interesting trading anecdote I received via LinkedIn.  I asked the writer if I could share his trading experience with our community.  He agreed.  The names and places have been changed for compliance reasons and we have no interest in saying anything negative about anyone or any firm on this blog. What I find interesting about his note … Read More

A Trade to Master- $RIG

One of our new trainees from Thailand traded RIG yesterday and sent me a PlayBook on this trade.  This was his Trade Management slide for the trade.  There are some lessons here. 1) Great job being in the best stock yesterday for intraday traders, RIG.  You are only as good as the stocks you trade.  This was a stock with … Read More

Why I got long FDO

FDO gapped down and then made a sharp downmove on the open.  I caught some of the downmove with a Momentum Trade.  But then the momentum short was over and I had a decision.  Do I look to trade $FDO for a bounce or for a continuation move?  I chose the former and will explain w1hy. The market has been … Read More

The Biggest Question for a Trader

Hi Bella,                   When I started out to go day trading, I feel as though I have wasted allot of money and time on so-called “education”. I can tell you that I have spent over 10k in it. A friend recommended (********) to me and I took their course. They made it seem so easy with patterns and MAs. … Read More

Do not say Practice

I end most emails with: “Keep working on your trading game.”  We teach our traders to do the daily work each day that helps them improve.  They are training to become consistently profitable traders (CPTs).  Their ultimate goal is to become a your best trader (YBT). Apparently I could use better words to motivate my traders. Dan Coyle, author of … Read More

Reading the Tape Questions and Trading from the Middle East

Dear Bella, I can’t find the words for thanking you and the folks at SMB for the great free educational staff you post daily on your blog, I just can’t. I want to thank you also for the great course of reading the tape I have taken , It didn’t teach me how to read the tape it did taught … Read More

The High Motor Trader

In basketball they look for a player with a high motor. This means a player that can defend with energy, get through screens, win loose balls, beat his man up the court, help on defense, beat his man off the dribble, etc. The player exhibits a lot of energy in many different facets of the game to help his team … Read More