StocktwitsTV – Live From the SMB Classroom with Bella

Last night, SMB Capital’s Mike Bellafiore appeared on StocktwitsTV to discuss the types of trading days to be ultra-aggressive. Mike talked about how to trade on days where the volatility in the Market is very high. Click here to watch the clip. Mike appears on StocktwitsTV every Sunday at 8:30pm so be sure to tune each week to watch the … Read More

Is the NYSE Manipulating Trades?

Gman, head trader at SMB Capital, wrote an excellent article for Wall Street Cheat Sheet about  the way his orders are treated by the specialists at the NYSE. Gman shows how his orders may be front-run by the specialist forcing him to sell lower or buy higher. You can read the full article here.

StocktwitsTV – Live From the SMB Classroom with Bella

Last night, SMB Capital’s Mike Bellafiore appeared on StocktwitsTV to discuss goal setting for 2010. Mike discussed how the partners work with the traders at SMB to set goals. Mike also talked about the process all traders should go through when setting their goals. Click here to watch the clip. Mike appears on StocktwitsTV every Sunday at 8:30pm so be … Read More

Understanding The Environment

The financial stocks are still capable of having sharp down moves intraday circa 2008 and early 2009. We saw this when Meredith Whitney lowered GS estimates intraday on Tuesday and we saw it again today when federal regulators reminded banks to protect against a future rise in interest rates. But on both occasions the “news” was shaken off and the … Read More

SEED money for the New Year

There’s always something to trade. You just have to be where the volume is. It can take one good stock to make your week, and one good week to make your month. 90% of life is showing up, and for those who showed up today, there was money to be made. We had a repeat offender today, our good old … Read More

The Transaction Tax Would Destroy Small Businesses

Mike Bellafiore, partner at SMB Capital, was interviewed today by Damien Hoffman from Wall St Cheat Sheet. In the interview Mike discusses the proposed “transaction tax” in Congress that would increase the cost of trading. Read the full interview here.

There’s Always Something On The Move.

If you needed yet another sign that the volatility is low, just look at today’s action after the Federal Reserve rate announcement. Yes, we knew that the rate was going to be steady. And yes we figured that the language in the announcement would be similar to previous ones (Fed plans to keep rates exceptionally low for extended period etc.) … Read More