What are you going to do about it?

Last night a trader sent me a review from a very poor trading day.  He wrote: Little mad at myself for not taking 2 of my best setups in UVE below 18 and HCI at 32.  Had the alerts go off but didn’t take the trade, and those trades played out to perfection. It definitely got under my skin most … Read More

What we have learned from mentoring/coaching traders

  Our firm in NYC has focused on training new traders to consistently profitable and then high performing trader over the past decade.  Here is what we have learned mentoring and coaching traders: Develop a Growth Mindset- Shark is one of our most successful traders we have trained from new trader to consistently profitable trader and then high performing trader.  … Read More

Taking that next step forward in your trading with sizing

I sit in a unique seat in the trading community.  For the past decade, I have trained traders from new to consistently profitable or failed trader.  As the author of two trading books, gratefully many reach out to me sharing their trading challenges and triumphs with the why and how.  What I do in my writing is share my observations … Read More

How to trade bigger

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 … Read More

The Must Follow Podcast from StockTwits with Mike Bellafiore

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 … Read More

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

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 … 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

Yesterday’s Option tribe: The Seven Fundamentals of One Good Trade – Mike Bellafiore

SMB’s Options Tribe is an online community of options traders dedicated to sharing successful options trading ideas with all of our members worldwide. Each week the community will meet online for the primary purpose of watching live presentations made by veteran options traders and experts in the world of options trading. This week, Mike Bellafiore, author and founding partner of … Read More