I was recently a guest lecturer at Stony Brook University sharing my knowledge of trading and trader development with interested students. At the end of my lecture, a student approached and asked, “How can I improve my trading consistency?” We have polled our trading community for the top trading issues they would like to solve, and trading consistency consistently makes … Read More
@mikebellafiore One thing I do before the open is develop a game plan. What stocks do I want to trade first? What prices do I want to enter positions? This helps a trader to not get overwhelmed when the market opens. There is all this data flashing buy on multiple screens in nanoseconds. Sorting out your best stocks and best … Read More
Here’s what I see from my seat as the managing partner of a proprietary trading desk in NYC with underperforming experienced traders. Add four ingredients to your trades. They do a wonderful job of developing trading ideas. They have many of them and many of them work. But too many of them do not work. And they mostly just trade … Read More
Learn 16 lessons on how and why our professional traders have succeeded. Get actionable ideas you can implement tomorrow with your trading. Discover how to transform into a consistently profitable trader. All this from the managing partner of SMB Capital and author of the trading classics One Good Trade and The PlayBook. Click here to learn more and register now.
SMB receives approximately 5,000 applications each year to trade for the firm. As you can imagine, it’s nearly a full time job to sort through 400+ new applications each month. Of the thousands that apply each year, the net acquisition of new traders that go live with the firm is less than 50. That’s right… Less than 1% of applicants … Read More
Last 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 4 of the video series reconstructing my presentation. In this video Mike discusses: 1) Larges losses an SMB partner was taking in afterhours trading 2) The importance of understanding your edge 3) … Read More
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