SMB Trading Lesson of the Week – Rehearsing the Open Before the Open

Watch Mike Bellafiore, author of One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley), in our new video series SMB Trading Lesson of the Week for StockTwits U.  This week we discuss: Rehearsing the Open Before the Open. We hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!

One Of My Favorite Plays

When I was younger I played a lot of pickup basketball.  Many times I was matched up against players who were either bigger, stronger or quicker than me.  Well maybe not stronger 🙂  I found playing “up” to my competition was much more enjoyable than playing “down”.  Playing better competition tends to heighten your focus and forces you to improve … Read More

SMB Trade of the Week-MDT

Watch Mike Bellafiore in this short video discuss SMB’s Trade of the Week. SMB’s new video series for StockTwits TV first released exclusively on the iPad, details trading patterns that are consistently used on SMB’s trading desk. Mike Bellafiore, partner at SMB Capital and author of One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley), discusses Shorting … Read More

Tadas Viskanta of Abnormal Returns TV Talks Trading with Bella

Yesterday, Mike Bellafiore, author of One good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading appeared on Tadas Viskanta’s Abnormal Returns show featured on StockTwitsTV to discuss Bella’s new book and Market Stories. Watch the clip below and feel free to leave your comments on this blog. Abnormal Returns appears on StockTwits TV every Thursday at 8pm EST so … Read More

SMB Trade of the Week-DNDN

Watch Mike Bellafiore in this short video discuss SMB’s Trade of the Week. SMB’s new video series for StockTwits TV first released exclusively on the iPad, details trading patterns that are consistently used on SMB’s trading desk. Mike Bellafiore, partner at SMB Capital and author of One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley), discusses a … Read More

Options Trade of the Week

  Trade: 8/10/2010 WHR $86.07 Buy 2 August 85/90 call spread limit price $ 1.65 target 3.00/ by August 17th stop 1.10/or a stock close below 83 Reasoning: WHR- looks like it found some support in the 85 level the past few weeks. A move above the 87.31 level should see the $90 level quickly (same day or with a … Read More

Book Review of One Good Trade from CrossHairsTrader

CrossHairsTrader wrote this thorough review of One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley Trading): When I assess the quality of a book I ask myself four questions: 1. Did the author teach me something I did not already know? 2. Did the author reinforce much of what I already know? 3. Did the author leave … Read More