The education of a trader: The PlayBook

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  mikebellafiore In my second book, The PlayBook, I advocate archiving a favorite setup from each trading session. After each close, choose a best setup from the session that fits your trading style.  Reverse engineer the variables of that trade.  Archive this trade in a comprehensive format, perhaps like the SMB PlayBook.  As traders we should build from our strengths, … Read More

Lessons from an Aspiring Moldova Trader

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It is always so interesting and exciting to me to receive notes from aspiring traders all over the world. As much as we complain and carp about our markets, they are still the best in the world. Those worldwide want access to our trading opportunity. It reminds me of Churchill’s famous quote: “It has been said that democracy is the … Read More

“Best Stock Trading Book I Have Read, Easily”

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E. Ottens recently wrote a glowing review of The PlayBook for Amazon. We thought you would like to see it: The second-best was Bellafiore’s first book, One Good Trade. I’ve worked at a prop firm for a couple of years and have been consistently profitable for the last nine months. I would advise anyone considering this as a career to … Read More

Breaking Through as a Trader

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Hi Mike, Firstly, I just want to say thank you for your Webinar yesterday for the Big Mike Forum.   I’m sure you’re ridiculously busy, but if you have a moment to answer one question, I would greatly appreciate it. You mentioned an SMB trader that needed to take a break in the summer and was able to turn things … Read More