Trader review with Dr. S

In this video, Dr. Brett Steenbarger conducts a live trader review with a futures trader from our community. Get an inside look at a real coaching/mentoring session at SMB Futures. See what a great weekly review process includes. Understand the importance of process goals for focused improvement

Bring a consistent you to markets to improve your trading

Trader wants to improve his trading consistency.   (Please assume Trader has some edge in markets.) Trader might double down on their efforts to perform better during market hours.  If I just focus better.  If I just take only A+ trades.  If I just wait for my trades more patiently.  If I just use this indicator.  If I just size … Read More

How do I start as a trader?

Recently I visited Pace University investment club to talk about the life of a proprietary trader.  We make an effort to reach out to college trading clubs and college investment clubs and meet their members.  Some of our best traders have come from these clubs.  Also, college students rarely get to interact with a professional trader so sharing our experience … Read More

Get Your Exclusive Inside Look of “The Winning Trader” Program

The Winning Trader is a very intensive 10-week training experience. This Wednesday we are inviting the entire SMB community to attend the orientation webinar. During this webinar, you will learn about the tools, mentoring meetings, and training modules that are included in The Winning Trader. This is the last open meeting before we buckle down and get to work with … Read More

Fail, win and then fail some more to become a winning trader

Part II of our training program on our prop desk in NYC is Trader Development.  There is a lot of necessary and wonderful failing that goes on during Trader Development. During this process traders experiment with different setups that we highlight. There are trading strategies worth exploration that active traders use to win. We continually point them out daily during … Read More

From floundering retail trader to profitable pro trader

SMB’s main business is a prop trading desk in NYC.  We partner with The Kershner Trading Group, who offers the best technology suite in our space and massive buying power, to run this business.  Historically, even before Wall Street Warriors and One Good Trade and The PlayBook, SMB’s competitive advantage has been training traders from new to consistently profitably and … Read More

What would you tell your younger trader self?

As I write, I am headed to Austin, Texas to train the newest class for our partners at The Kershner Trading Group.  We train the new traders down there as a part of our JV (joint venture) with KTG. I will be training these new traders using The SMB Foundation, Part I of three parts of our training. Today in … Read More