Posts Tagged ‘ one ’

One Of My Favorite Plays

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Steven Spencer (Steve's) Blogs, Trading Ideas
When I was younger I played a lot of pickup basketball.  Many times I was matched up against players who were either bigger, stronger or quicker than me.  Well maybe not stronger :)  I found playing "up" to my competition was much more enjoyable than playing "down".  Playing better competition tends to heighten your focus and forces you to improve as a player.  I would make mental notes about various opponents so if I faced them in the future I was better prepared to take away their strengths and exploit their weaknesses. In trading you don't necessarily want to find the toughest competition.  It is not necessary nor desirable Read more [...]


My Book is Sold Out: A Social Media Tale

Aug 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs
My book One Good Trade is sold out. This took three weeks. A rush reprint will be underway soon. Save a few exceptions, it is now only available on the Kindle. I was told, "This has never happened before with a trading book." This is a social media tale. I considered hiring a PR firm to rep my book before release, pitching all things traditional media. One charismatic and powerful NYC book agent explained to me that my project would only be worth her time if I became a star TV Talking Head. When she learned I wasn't the one from our firm regularly on CNBC suddenly she had to take another call. I left thinking- isn't it Read more [...]


Reformed Broker Reviews One Good Trade

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: General Comments
Joshua Brown from the Reformed Broker believes One Good Trade by Mike Bellafiore, currently the number one trading booking in the country, is more than just a trading book. He says the book is about process, the value of focusing on methodology in your daily tasks and allowing the end results to take care of themselves. Read the full review here. You can also find more from Joshua at Forbes, StockTwits TV, and be sure to follow him on twitter @ReformedBroker. Read more [...]


MartinKronicle Podcast with Bella for One Good Trade

Aug 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs, One Good Trade
Mike Martin from the MartinKronicle discusses One Good Trade with Bella Read more [...]


Book Review of One Good Trade from CrossHairsTrader

Aug 4th, 2010 | By | Category: General Comments
CrossHairsTrader wrote this thorough review of One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley Trading): When I assess the quality of a book I ask myself four questions: 1. Did the author teach me something I did not already know? 2. Did the author reinforce much of what I already know? 3. Did the author leave me with the desire to learn more? 4. Do I believe others can gain from the author’s insights? If I can answer in the affirmative to all four then the author has provided me something of value worth much more than the discounted Amazon price. I informed Mike Read more [...]


One Good Trade: The Prequel

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs
“You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.” Pablo Picasso SMB Capital started as just an idea. "Hey what if we focused on building an elite training program for new traders. The markets are much more complicated than when we began," pitched a future co-founder. Then two experienced traders made One Good Trade, trading only trading and all its freedom for trading and building a firm, with the grueling schedule of a contested presidential primary. They were boyhood friends, both with law degrees, a decade of trading experience, but with very different talents. There was never Read more [...]


Book Review One Good Trade by Dr. Steenbarger @ Seeking Alpha

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: General Comments
Dr. Steenbarger, author of the The Daily Trading Coach, reviews One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley Trading) in this article at Seeking Alpha. From Dr. Steenbarger: Prop trading firms have traditionally been quite secretive about what they do and how they do it. Mike has lifted that lid, offering a variety of lessons that new and experienced traders can benefit from. One Good Trade is filled with anecdotes of real traders facing real challenges in learning and mastering markets. For more please read here. Read more [...]


One Good Trade Hits the Shelves

Jul 20th, 2010 | By | Category: General Comments
In One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading, author Mike Bellafiore shares the principles and techniques that have enabled him to navigate the most challenging of markets over the past twelve years Read more [...]