One Of My Favorite Plays

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 … Read More

My Book is Sold Out: A Social Media Tale

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 … Read More

Reformed Broker Reviews One Good Trade

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 … Read More

Book Review of One Good Trade from CrossHairsTrader

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 … Read More

One Good Trade: The Prequel

“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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

One Good Trade Hits the Shelves

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