Weekend trading lessons from the prop desk

The very next thing you must do after a profitable trade (that few traders actually do) Options strategies for regular income: He won this trade through smart analysis & options knowledge Should you chase a stock? (The answer may surprise you) 3 simple ideas to dramatically improve your trading results (from the work of elite traders) Top trader Shark on … Read More

Trading Themes–Identify and Exploit Them

In this video I discuss the concept of “market themes”. Each earnings season may present a different theme. By identifying a theme early we are able to put on more risk for setups that are working now. This video was originally intended for those who have registered for our Free Daily Video but the topic is important and timely. I hope you enjoy … Read More

The Playbook Webinar Series: Trading During a Conference Call

Please join Mike Bellafiore, author of the “trading classic” One Good Trade, on Thursday, May 2nd at 4:15PM EST for the FREE Webinar series, The PlayBook. This week, Mike will discuss trading during a conference call and sizing into positions (CAT, GILD, FSLR and AAPL). Click here to register for this FREE Webinar. As always Mike will take questions and … Read More

[Recording] The Playbook: Earnings Season

If you missed this Webinar by Mike Bellafiore, author of the “trading classic” One Good Trade, on “What You Should Focus on During Earnings Season”, this is your opportunity to watch it. This recording is no longer available.

How I Will Trade Earnings Season (a response)

I received this email which frankly was so much better than my post today that I had to share… Thanks for the blog post today on “How I Will Trade This Earnings Season”.  It provides focus for thought and more efficient preparation. As a tool to get better as a trader, I developed a spreadsheet to collect and categorize data/results … Read More

Earnings Season Pattern Emerges?

Each earnings season I look for discernible intraday patterns to emerge.  As earnings season begins in about two weeks I’m already on the lookout.  Two stocks reported numbers last week that may have given me a clue as to what to expect in the coming weeks. The first stock to report that I traded was Nike.  It gapped up several … Read More

Earnings Season Has Begun

Our playoffs have begun- earnings season.  This is the time where we as prop traders make most of our money because there is so much price action.  Interestingly, there has been tremendous price action in the financials and energy sector recently before these playoffs.  Hence a dilimena.  What to trade?  Do we stick with the energy and finacials stocks that … Read More