What is Your Trading Process?

Recently I sat through an excellent presentation about trading psychology. One thing that I learned about the best of the best traders is that their most common trait is something called “process”. Process is just another name for routine. It took me a very long time to realize how important this one concept is for the developing trader. The main … Read More

Starting Your Trading Day with Scenario Building

In this video excerpt of the trading room, Marc Principato, CMT, explores multiple time frame analysis and the importance of scenario building. These are significant elements of a trading plan that trainees at SMB Forex learn to create. — Marc Principato, CMT, Risk Disclaimer *No Relevant Positions

Aware Of Your Thought Framework?

Before I get into explaining the importance of your thought framework in trading, you should know that there are many learning resources available to help you improve your trading skills. Make sure to visit and subscribe to my Youtube channel here.  You will find a collection of videos that explain how our forex and futures trading methodology works.  Also make … Read More

Who Are You Competing With?

Before I get into why it is important to understand your competition in the forex market, I want to mention that you can learn a lot about the methodology that we teach our forex and futures traders here at SMB.  Visit and subscribe to my Youtube page where you can watch new videos each week related to our trading and … Read More

S&P, EURUSD Still In Resistance Zones?

S&P and EURUSD are gyrating in broad resistance ranges. Timing a short all depends on price structure. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/utraderyt Help me write my book: http://www.unconventionaltrader.com Training Info: http://www.bit.ly/smbhome My analysis on TradingView.com: http://bit.ly/tviewprfle Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marcpmarkets Webinar and Trade Review Archive: http://bit.ly/archpge — Marc Principato, CMT, Risk Disclaimer *No Relevant Positions SMB FOREX Trade on your own scheduleLearn SMB′s Unique Strategy Trade … Read More

An Aspiring Trader’s Email

At SMB we get a lot of emails from traders of all levels.  Much of the time they are from aspiring traders who are very passionate about the markets and their work.  And all of us here make every effort to respond and provide some insight into the world of professional trading.  So in this article, I am going to … Read More

Top of the Holiday Markets. Watch These Levels Closely.

Marc Principato, CMT, analyzes the majors along with the S&P and the levels of interest are good for the week. [purehtml id=34] Subscribe: http://www.bit.ly/utraderyt Help me write my book: http://www.unconventionaltrader.com Training Info: http://www.bit.ly/smbhome My analysis on TradingView.com: http://bit.ly/tviewprfle Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marcpmarkets Webinar and Trade Review Archive: http://bit.ly/archpge — Marc Principato, CMT, Risk Disclaimer *No Relevant Positions SMB FOREX Trade on your own … Read More

Why is Order Flow Important?

When it comes to order flow, many newer traders tend to think of volume bars or time and sales information.  It is much more than that, and it really helps to understand the premise behind how markets facilitate order flow.  It may not give you an immediate strategy to make money with, but what it does is provides an added … Read More