Weekend learning for traders from our prop desk

Let me offer some videos for you to watch for some weekend learning for your trading from our prop desk. Our study when markets are closed is a true measure of our passion for trading.  It is Saturday, I am at the office, and I am working on how we can improve as a trading firm.  Our culture at SMB … Read More

Notes from our desk’s discussion with visiting trader Alex Temiz

Alex Temiz, @AT09_Trader , visited SMB for an informal Q&A. Joseph Gelb, interning with us from Princeton, produced these notes for the trading community of our desk’s discussion with Alex. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do now? -Alex is 23 and has been trading for a little more than four and a half years. -“The … Read More

“Clip that!”: Maximizing your best trading

Thank you to Dr. Steenbarger for sharing this article on how and why the Warriors excel in the 3rd quarter.  The coaches prepare video clips from the first half, during the first half, of the team playing at their best.  Coaches instruct video staff to “Clip that” of best plays and prepare it to be watched at half-time by the … Read More

We want to believe you can become a 7-figure trader

Good Evening Mike, I know you’re busy so I will keep this short. I have dreamed of trading for SMB capital since I was a Sophomore in college about 7 years ago. I am a retail trader who mainly focuses on option spreads and asymmetric return trades by way of LEAP options, but I want to apply and make the … Read More

The formula for how to become a 7-figure trader (Chat with Traders Podcast)

Here is a link to my recent Chat with Traders podcast with Aaron Fifield. Aaron gives our follow up chat together the title: The formula for how to become a 7-figure trader. @Maoxian does a solid job providing notes of the podcast here. I love the @DGillies tweet after his listen: That podcast gave me hope. My expectations are now … Read More

The gift of learning during a trading session

In Dr. Steenbarger’s terrific post he reminds us that each trading session is a gift to learn.  He wrote, “Every day of trading provides a day’s worth of review and learning.” I shared a lesson I learned while trading $MTCH today in this video review.  This was a lesson learned after a trading loss after a high conviction trade.  Arrogant trades … Read More