What worked well on our trading desk in 2017

2017 was a very strong year for our trading desk in NYC. After such a strong year it is important to study what went well so we can do more of it in 2018. So what worked well for our trading desk in 2017? Team Trading Senior traders who embraced building Teams made more.  Junior traders who were willing to … Read More

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

Here are the top 10 blog posts of 2017 from SMB: This retail trader just crossed 100k in trading profits The Failure Rate of a Proprietary Trader Relative Volume (RVOL) Defined and Used STP Vs. ECN The End of Volatility This trader is “killing it” as a scalper Traders ask: VWAP? Beginner’s Guide to Call Options: How They Work and … Read More

Top ten trading videos of 2017

We are grateful to all who participate in our trading community.  As a way to give back to the trading community, we share lessons and observations about the market, in our Free Daily Video. Below are the top ten trading videos from 2017: 4 Lessons learned from training successful traders This trader is killing it as a scalper Why this … Read More

Are there less opportunities in this market into the close for traders?

A reader asked: Hello Mike. I have been involved in trading for a number of years and follow your youtube channel with interest. A quick query when you have some time. Going back a few years, the main ‘focus’ for trading (mainly using the tape) was on the open and the first hour of trading. Then also the last hour … Read More