It’s Okay to Get Upset While You Are Trading

So Dr. Menaker indicates if we can become self aware of our emotions we are much more likely to be able to control our actions/behavior and therefore minimize our mistakes. That made perfect sense but I wondered if a consistently profitable trader goes through the same emotions that the “less than” CPT goes through? Aren’t you and Steve simply much more confident than less successful traders? … Read More

How The Financial Media Entertainment Complex Is Harming Your Trading

One of our traders wrote this in his trade review last night. It helps us highlight an important teaching point about trading. Daily Review: Overall a decent day but I do get frustrated too much. I get most frustrated when I have the right ideas but fail to capitalize on them whether it is from getting a poor price or … Read More

10 Tips For When You First Go Live

Hey Bella, This is [name deleted]. I was in the summer training program at SMB. I’m going live tomorrow and was wondering if you could give me some basic tips for me to think about. I’ve been following SMB on Real Time, watching the morning meetings, and training every day since the summer on the ThinkorSwim simulation platform. I know how different … Read More

How Are You Improving Each Day as a Trader?

Before the Open we hold an SMB AM Meeting to discuss the most promising stock patterns of the day. During the intraday we share the best stock patterns with our desk with SMB Real Time. The SMB Radar is a tool we built that scans for our favorite stock patterns. During the midday we discuss trade patterns with our new … Read More

How Focusing on Doing the Right Thing Helped This Trader

As a trader our job is to do the right thing.  Below is an example of a developing trader who saw improvement by embracing this mindset. Bella, Since today was the last trading day of the month, I decided to briefly explain my progress during October. I took a lot of notes during this month, and found some bad habits … Read More

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

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