Happiness precedes trading success

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  Many traders believe they will be happy after they become profitable.  In fact, first comes happiness, which then can dramatically propel elite performance. Shawn Archer author of The Happiness Advantage, explains in this article Positive Intelligence: In fact, it works the other way around: People who cultivate a positive mind-set perform better in the face of challenge. I call … Read More

Unlocking Trading Success: The Formula for Profitable Trades

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Yesterday I presented at the TradersExpo in NYC: A study of 5 successful traders from our desk. (Above is a picture of me, chatting with traders after my talk.)  It’s important to study traders who have succeeded and learn from them as a trader and firm.  The successful traders provide inspiration for those striving and best practices to copy. We … Read More

My Preconceived Assumptions About Trading Success Were All False

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In our SMBU Daily Video, Mike Bellafiore shares an exercise he held with his new traders today on the desk.  Mike asked traders what preconceived assumptions they had about trading success that were false.  This video and firm discussion was derived from a Peter Brandt quote from a presentation at Traders4ACause in Las Vegas this weekend. We hope the answers help … Read More

Enhancing Trader Performance: Overcoming the Fear of Success

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*****David Blair, The Crosshairs Trader, is a blogger/trader/educator who does a wonderful job of sharing research on elite performance and how it relates to trading. Below is his latest post for the SMB trading community.***** — Editor’s Note Believe it or not the fear of success could be keeping you from succeeding. But isn’t success what we want? Why would … Read More


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I received this email from Reader David: Good call Bella! Things are really starting to click for me, letting some plays work over the course of 1-3 days has been where I have been making most of my $.  IMAX was a good example last week, i caught 4 points over the course of a week.And this MGM I got … Read More