Podcast: How to find your trading edge

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Above is a podcast for which I was interviewed on generating trading edge and below are it’s details from the podcaster.

Episode 34 of the Desire To Trade Podcast features Mike Bellafiore, the co-founder of SMB Capital, a well-known proprietary trading firm based in New York, USA. Mike is also the author of One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading and The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader.

I first heard of Mike Bellafiore and SMB Capital through Mike’s first
book called One Good Trade. It describes how things are done in a
proprietary trading firm and provides real stories of traders who had or didn’t have what it took to thrive in this world of trading. I highly
recommend the book!

Mike has a lot of experience working with traders and came to
understand what made them successful. He also knows what the learning
process looks like for a trader. During this interview, we discussed the
traits traders must develop in order to succeed.

At one point, I asked Mike what advice he had for struggling traders.
He pointed out something very insightful. In his opinion, traders can’t
start and be successful right away. Struggling is simply part of the

There is a process traders must follow if they want to see results.
It takes time but Mike Bellafiore, without any doubt, knows what it’s

What’s covered in the podcast?

  • How Mike Bellafiore started to trade
  • How the learning phase is broken down
  • A great piece of advice for struggling traders
  • The culture at SMB Capital
  • Mike’s #1 lesson for any trader
  • What keeps Mike motivated each day
  • And so much more…

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