Posts Tagged ‘ trading mentor ’

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 [...]


A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor

Dec 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, Health and Trading, John Locke, Options Education, SMB Options, SMB Video Blogs, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
People are made for challenges. When we respond to challenges, we become alert. As we move and think to overcome those challenges, we build physical and emotional muscle. We open up our bodies and minds to new possibilities. We learn and grow at an astounding pace, becoming stronger and creating amazing things. In the absence of challenge however, the opposite happens. We become lazy. With no need to move or think, our strength and skills deteriorate.  Our reflexes become slow and our minds close down. This is why I warn of the dangers of a smooth sea. Everyone is a great trader when the market is calm and predictable. Read more [...]


Super Trader!

Dec 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
  Being successful at trading is really quite simple.  Follow a certain set of principles over an extended period of time and eventually you’ll produce great results. Unfortunately learning, and more importantly applying, those concepts can be quite challenging. This is especially true when the process is approached with the wrong psychology. And if you think about it isn’t it the same way with just about anything we learn? For example, one of the things I’m learning to do right now is typing, a skill most of you probably take for granted. Now before you laugh, realize that I went to trade school and then directly Read more [...]


Options Trading for Income with John Locke for December 8, 2014

Dec 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Video Blogs, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
No relevant positions Risk disclaimer A great way to improve your trading results is by keeping up to date with the latest trading techniques and current market conditions! Click HERE and join me every Monday at 9 AM EST for our free “Options Trading for Income” Webinars! Where you get expert analysis of the markets and the opportunity to follow along with the best options trading strategies in the business. Read more [...]


Options Trading for Income with John Locke for December 1, 2014

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, SMB Video Blogs, Trade of the Week, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory

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Don’t Lose the Trade Before You Enter It

Nov 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, Health and Trading, John Locke, Options Education, SMB Options, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory
Trading is similar to playing sports at an elite level, they‘re both mentally demanding. In fact it is quite common in sports for a highly gifted athlete with a compromised mindset to lose miserably against a much less talented competitor utilizing the proper mindset. Trading is the same way. You can know everything about charting, indicators and options. You can have the perfect plan. The market might even go your way, but if your mental game is poor then you don’t stand a chance at making it long term as a successful trader. Let’s take look at a common mental error that lead traders to poor performance, lost trades Read more [...]


Options Trading for Income with John Locke for November 17, 2014

Nov 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, SMB Video Blogs, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory

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Options Trading for Income with John Locke for November 10, 2014

Nov 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Guest Blog, John Locke, M21 Trading System, Options Education, SMB Options, Trade of the Week, Trader Development, Traders Ask, Trading Ideas, Trading Lesson, Trading Psychology, Trading Theory

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