The Line You Cannot Cross as a Trader

In this SMBU Trading Lesson of the Week video Mike discusses: The Line you Cannot Cross as a Trader. You can sign up for our free daily trading video here! Mike Bellafiore is the Co-Founder of SMB Capital and SMBU, which provides trading education in stocks, options, forex and futures. Bella is the author of One Good Trade and The … Read More

The Idiot Trade in American Airlines

In this SMBU Trading Lesson of the Week video Mike discusses: 1) An idiot trade he made in American Airlines 2) How to make an idiot trade into a constructive learning experience 3) The importance of taking notes of your trading during the day 4) Don’t be so hard on yourself as pro traders make mistakes as well You can … Read More

You Can Be Better Tomorrow Than You Are Today! (video)

The other week I presented at #Stocktoberfest the @Stocktwits event masterminded by @howardlindzon. My presentation was titled: 8 Ideas from the Prop Desk to Improve Your Trading. Below is the final part of the video series. In this video Mike shares a philosophy that drives his firm: 1) You can be better tomorrow than you are today! (his personal mantra and … Read More

The Great Automated Failed Discretionary Trader (video)

The other week I presented at #Stocktoberfest the @Stocktwits event masterminded by @howardlindzon. My presentation was titled: 8 Ideas from the Prop Desk to Improve Your Trading. Below is part 7 of the video series reconstructing my presentation. In this video Mike discusses: 1) An anecdote about a great automated trader formerly a failed discretionary trader 2) Adding automated trading … Read More

A Successful Trader Who Made A Late Career Change

The other week I presented at #Stocktoberfest the @Stocktwits event masterminded by @howardlindzon. My presentation was titled: 8 Ideas from the Prop Desk to Improve Your Trading. Below is part 6 of the video series reconstructing my presentation. In this video Mike discusses: 1) An anecdote of a successful trader who made a late career change to trading successfully 2) … Read More

A Successful Trader Who Made a Late Career Change

Hello Mike, Thank you for SMBU and your video’s. Very motivational and inspiring. Have you ever had older people, (40-50’s), enter the trading business? I’ve been in aerospace manufacturing biz for over 25 yrs now, its ok, but my passion is following equity markets and this passion has grown for a very long time. Any advice for someone such as … Read More

How Fast Can Positive Change Happen In Your Trading Career?

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“No problem can be solved by the same kind of thinking that created it.” –Albert Einstein Do you know which part of your strategy, tactics or mindset could give you the leverage to be an accomplished trader? Almost one year ago we launched a new ten week mentoring program designed to accelerate your trading skills in only ten weeks. The … Read More

The Financial Media, Game Change and Trading

We learn in Game Change that John Edwards rose to serious presidential candidate with a pregnant mistress. He was running as a devoted family man. In this same book we learn that John McCain’s staff legitimately wondered if Sarah Palin was psychologically stable, yet she was the VP selection for the Rs. Everyday trading gurus go on TV and make … Read More