Trade Review: $FTNT, $TKR, and $BA

*****Editor’s note: Here’s the latest post by Jake Huska, who is a college student working on his trading game.***** With earnings right near their peak, there have been many opportunities for the intraday trader. Earnings season will start to wind down in the next two weeks, so enjoy the increased volatility in individual stocks while it lasts. In this post … Read More

Trading: It’s About Context

Before I get into the topic of context in trading, I want to make sure you know about the great resources available to you. You can learn a great deal about our methodology and concepts from the educational videos that I produce on my Youtube channel.  Subscribe here. Also make sure to read my free ebook about the realities of … Read More

The PlayBook Inspires This Canadian Trader

Hi Mike, (I am) a discretionary trader from Montreal, Quebec. I simply wanted to take a minute and thank you for your help and for providing me with inside resources to step up my game. I have been trading for quite some time now (seven years to be exact) and have enjoyed reading so many books about trading. You can read psychology books; they’re … Read More

The PlayBook Helping London Prop Traders

Recently I was asked by an SMBU Blog reader to share more of the e-mails sent from other traders who are trading different products. The reader was mostly interested in seeing how applicable my books were to these other traders and the different products they trade. When I first wrote One Good Trade I was surprised at its reach. It … Read More

A High Beta Technical Trade ($TSLA)

During our midday trade review, Mike Bellafiore, author of The PlayBook and One Good Trade, discusses The High Beta Technical Trade he made in TSLA. Mike also discussed an example of foreshadowing in GT. Related blog posts: Allure of the Fast Mover High Beta, High Probability You can be better tomorrow than you are today! Mike Bellafiore One Good Trade … Read More

There is Nothing We Respect More Than…

Dear Mr. Bellafiore, Thank you for writing The Playbook! Before I continue my thanks and gratitude, I promised myself that this would not be a ‘Dear Oprah, save me letter.’ But on a serious note, it is hard to hold back my sincere appreciation for your advice and guidance in The Playbook. I am not your typical recruit. Most would … Read More

Twitter, Facebook And The New IPO Market

$TWTR is a week away from becoming the “hottest” IPO since its much larger cousin $FB went public in May 2012. $TWTR seems intent on not having a repeat performance of the $FB IPO debacle which was a trifecta botch job by the lead underwriter Morgan Stanley, the NASDAQ stock market and the Facebook CFO. $FB went public at a … Read More

Friday Midday Review (10/25/13)

During the SMBU Midday Recap on Friday Bella discussed: An Opening Drive Play in $ESRX A Gap and Go trading pattern in $MSFT A Tight Range setup in $AMZN A potential short opportunity in $SPY You can access the video by signing in below: Related blog posts: My Thought Process: $FB I Am Worried About Dark Pools You can be … Read More