Posts Tagged ‘ the playbook ’

Managing your swing positions/trades better

Aug 16th, 2016 | By | Category: General Comments
  Hi Mike, I met you last 2 weeks at Singapore Invest Fair.  I am deeply impressed with your presentation and your New York traders trading ways. Personally, I am a prop house day scalp traders for Malaysia stock market for 8 years.my performance for the scalp trading is quite consistent and keep on growing. I have a matter need your advice. While my scalp trade is consistent when i go into  for my swing trade on stock market on midterm (few weeks) or longer term (few months) basics for my own capacity.i keep on have the scalp trade mentality even though I have a trading plan for it. When i am having position Read more [...]


What we have learned from mentoring/coaching traders

Aug 10th, 2016 | By | Category: General Comments
  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.  Each day he works on his trading game to get better. Go back and reread that last sentence.  Those with a fixed mindset believe they can only be as good as their talent allows.  Shark has experienced a trading career from a different lense.  Every trading Read more [...]


30 Trading Habits in 30 Days

Sep 10th, 2015 | By | Category: 30 Trading Habits in 30 Days
Over the next month I will offer a peak into the highly competitive world of  proprietary trading to give readers a taste of the daily work of a professional trader.  I will share 30 trading habits in 30 days.  My hope is that this will give you some ideas on habits to add to your trading. Before we begin let me clear up a few points.  What is a proprietary trading firm?  At our firm, we back all traders with firm capital.  It is not uncommon for a high performing trader to be provided with a trading account of over 10 million in buying power.  We split trading profits with the profitable traders and take 100 percent Read more [...]


Do We Really Need Rules?

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: General Comments
At SMBU we believe those with a passion for trading ought to start trading in college. We created the SMB College Training Program run by Iceman from The PlayBook for this very reason. Jake is a passionate college trader trying to create a track record while in school to land a spot on a prop trading desk. He will write a weekly blog about his trader learning experience. You can e-mail him at [email protected] ---- This post was written on August 23, 2013. If you have developed a clear set of rules (entry signal, exit signal, risk management, money management, etc.) that you feel comfortable with, then you should not hesitate Read more [...]


This Trader is Ready to Trade Live

May 28th, 2015 | By | Category: General Comments
Bella,  I am a huge fan of One Good Trade. Currently, I am wrapping up The Playbook. My friend and mentor put me onto One Good Trade after I had expressed interest several months ago in trading, and I have fallen in love with the profession. My desire is to become an intraday trader, but I want to go about it the correct way. I have been trying to take each lesson from each of your students and other mentees to heart and apply them to myself. I'm a former college football player, and I am now in my second year as a college coach. I must admit I that I probably broke some copyright laws because our linebacker motto is "One Good Read more [...]


The education of a trader: The PlayBook

Apr 26th, 2015 | By | Category: General Comments
mikebellafiore In my second book, The PlayBook, I advocate archiving a favorite setup from each trading session. After each close, choose a best setup from the session that fits your trading style.  Reverse engineer the variables of that trade.  Archive this trade in a comprehensive format, perhaps like the SMB PlayBook.  As traders we should build from our strengths, doing more or what works for us and doing it bigger, with more trading capital. The first step is understanding what we do well.  Study of our favorite setups after market hours and creating a system to do this is a best practice to improve performance. This Read more [...]


The PlayBook Released in China (and a lesson for traders)

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: General Comments
The PlayBook was just released in China! I want to thank my good friend Naida Liu for the translation and finding a Chinese publisher.   Naida also translated One Good Trade into Mandarin and hopefully it will be released as well. For those who do not know, the Chinese markets are considering new trading rules to allow for short-term trading.  They have also adopted new rules for options trading.  This will make their markets much more opportunistic for short-term traders.  And thus, there is now a greater interest in my books. There is a rather large lesson from this release....... Naida and I met for lunch Read more [...]


A News Pattern Trade: Full Year Beat or Miss

Feb 4th, 2014 | By | Category: General Comments
I am a pattern trader. Technical pattern trader. Tape pattern trader. News pattern trader. Whatever the pattern that makes sense to my trading brain, my risk preferences and trading sweet spot that gives me an edge in the market. For the patterns that make the most sense to me I build a PlayBook. One play in my PlayBook is the Full Year News Beat or Miss Trend Trade, another is the Full Year News Beat or Miss Reversal Trade, and then the Full Year News Beat Scalp Trade. One of the news patterns that I like most for short-term trading is the Full Year miss or beat on guidance. Below is a compilation coming into the Open on Read more [...]