How to maximize your time with an experienced trader (change idea)

In this post you will learn: How to maximize your time with an experienced trader. You have many of the trading answers you need to improve. Be dilligent because that’s who stands out to successful traders. A potential new video series for the trading community on our YouTube channel. A friend/trading colleague, @austinmitchyblu, reach out and asked for me to … Read More

10 Key Takeaways from March Trading (from the Prop Desk)

1. Gchat an accountability partner to help you trade bigger. One junior trader had a breakout month in March.  During his Team monthly review, this junior trader attributed the below as a big reason for this success:  During the 5-6 biggest opportunities of the month, he sent a Gchat to an accountability partner, outlined why the opportunity was worthy of … Read More

Striving for Excellence in Prop Trading (Podcast with Mike Bellafiore)

In this podcast episode with AlphaMind, Mike shares how SMB puts a heavy emphasis on learning and continual improvement. And in supporting our traders to become elite. What you will hear in this interview is how SMB’s culture of continual improvement and striving for excellence is the fuel behind our success.  And this is what helps so many traders at … Read More

8 Ideas to Help Traders Hold their Winners (Trade Strategy)

A developing independent trader asked me: how can I better hold my trades to target?  This trader wrote: This isn’t a unique to me issue so wanted to know what the traders on your desk have been successful with to dial this in.  Primary strength is move2move, but this leaves me sidelined for bigger trend trades and ideas unless I’m … Read More

Elite Trading Requires Setting Time To Have Fun

This tweet was inspired by an independent trader struggling to balance his personal life with his trading.  He reached out for help.  He wrote: I want to consult with you about a certain thing that I have not been able to change for two years, since I started trading and it bothers me a lot. I can not balance my … Read More

The Optimal Mindset for Elite Trading (Trader Psychology)

A former SMB DNA student reached out to me for feedback on his trader psychology.  He posed an important question.  That question is: what is the optimal mindset for elite trading. This trader’s specific query was: Curious how my mindset during my best trading days compares to elite traders at your firm during their best trading days? My best trading … Read More

I want to be the best trader at the prop firm

The proper focus for a trader Focus on being your best trader.  Focusing on anything different may cause you to fall short of  your potential.  At our prop firm, falling short of your potential is NOT acceptable. This game is about being your best.  Yet, it is common for traders to strive to be better than another trader(s).  Have you … Read More

When you have to start making real money as a trader (now!)

  It is not uncommon for a trader to have to start making real money.  Perhaps the trader is running out of money.  Or if he at a firm, where he is being paid like SMB Capital, and the firm needs to see him start to make progress. The trader has his back up against the wall.  The trader needs … Read More