Posts Tagged ‘ summer trading ’

[Recording] 5 Ideas to Improve Your Trading This Summer

Jun 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs, Trading Psychology
Mike Bellafiore, author of The Playbook and One Good Trade, discussed why traders at the firm are so focused on building trading models right now and how to be more selective with your ideas. Read more [...]

The unprofessional summer trader

Jun 8th, 2011 | By | Category: General Comments
This is the time when all the tweets and blogs start about hitting the links, or grabbing drinks early, or heading for the beach.  If you have ever traded prop at a big firm you will see seats empty on Friday after 1pm.  There will be many who do not come back from lunch on a Thursday.  Missed Mondays and long weekends are a given.  I just do not get this. When I first started trading we considered it a privilege to be connected to the inside market.   Well it is.   It was not that long ago when the banks had a monopoly on connectedness to the inside market.  Never forget that.  Trading is a privilege. In this world Read more [...]


Aug 5th, 2008 | By | Category: General Comments, Mike Bellafiore's (Bella's) Blogs
Just read GMan's blog about SMB's Batman night.  I have to add a few thoughts.  1) Watch Batman on an IMax screen.  It is an incredible movie watching experience.  If you live close to NYC or in NYC don't just go see it on a regular screen.  Go and find an IMax theatre.  If you have already seen in on the dopey small screen go see it again on the IMax.  Every action movie should be shot for the IMax.  It makes the movie so much more enjoyable. 2) I am not sure if I even want to see another movie this summer after Batman.  For 2 1/2 hours I sat with my mouth open in amazement.  No literally my mouth was physically open Read more [...]

Summer Trading

Aug 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Gilbert Mendez's (Gman's) Blogs
The slow part of the summer is upon us. Seasonally this is the best time to take time off to get ready for another exciting year of trading. August is typically a very slow month in trading, especially the last two weeks of the month. If the volume and volatility is not there, it is not the time to sling heat but rather a time to play some defense. Remember that as traders we have to adapt constantly. We have to recognize when the market changes from being extremely volatile, to just volatile in the morning, and to just flat out dead. Not being able to recognize those changes will impact your bottom line. So how do you Read more [...]