This is what unprofessional trading looks like

Good Morning Mr. Bellafiore, I’ve been reading your book One Good Trade where you talk about traders doing exercises on exiting losing trades. This seems to be my main problem. I’ve had weeks where I’m up close to five figures then on one day give it all back and then some. Mainly because I get this deer in headlights feeling … Read More

2 Paths to Making More as a Trader (not one!)

I want to share an important lesson I have learned observing many elite traders.  It is a lesson that some have not yet learned as they seek to make more money.  It troubles me that some think there is only one path to make more money, when that is just not true. Let me share a recent anecdote on our … Read More

Give me your honest opinion (on my trading)

Mr.Bellafiore, I have been trading for a year and a couple of months now. In April of last year I began trading with (redacted), I enjoy trading with them and have taken their …. course. as well as other courses within their offering. This has been valuable to my trading in Identifying the Fundamentals. Recently, I began using Tradervue after … Read More

A Month of Trading Poorly is Too Long

A month of trading poorly is too long. During our recent monthly trader reviews, we made this point to three separate traders, on 3 different teams, with 3 different levels of experience, 3 different trading styles, and after 3 different month’s of production.  You do not want to be at your trading station reviewing your month and grade yourself poorly … Read More

How do I get a job at a proprietary trading firm?

Hey Mr. Bellafiore,  … I am about to go off to college at the university of Oregon. I’ve been trading for 1 year now and even though I am not yet consistently profitable, I am getting closer and closer to that goal through the help of your two books and SMB’s videos on YouTube.  One of the best things I’ve … Read More

3 Reasons Why We Had Our Best Trading Month (in Firm History!)

January of 2021 was our firm’s best trading month, since we started in 2005.  March of 2020 had been our prior top month to date.  I do hope our success gives you some valuable ideas on how to improve your trading. Here are 3 reasons why we had our best month in firm history: 1. Every trade has an executable … Read More

Top 5 Trader Education Videos of 2020

        Important disclosures Mike Bellafiore is the Co-Founder of SMB Capital, a proprietary trading desk, and SMB Training, which provides trading education in stocks, options, and futures. Bella is the author of One Good Trade and The PlayBook. He welcomes your trading questions at [email protected]