How many stocks should I watch during a trading session?

Hi Mike, My name is Jonathan. I am a relatively new trader and I began reading your first book One Good Trade. I love the idea of your if/then statements and I would love to work on my own statements. I have a list of plays I believe I have the most edge in, one being red to green or … Read More

I am brand new, what trader training should I take?

Hello Mike, How are you doing? I hope you had a great weekend. I have a question for you about what could a trader do with limited funds to get started in SMB. Currently, I am reading your book One Good Trade and taking notes it is eye opening and inspiring. Especially about Bruce Kovner. I am in a similar … Read More

A word top traders use to describe their best trading

There is a word that I keep reading over and over again from traders performing at their best.  And often this language is present in the reviews of elite traders. Notice the language in this review below: ….overall feeling energized and confident for the month of April. Great opportunity at the moment, I just need to be in the right … Read More

Drills For Skills

A few weeks ago I was working with a futures trading student that had been a bit beaten up as of late. We chose to take the path of stripping his trading plan down to its core. We chose to go back to basics. That’s not all though. We also came up with a plan to use market replay to … Read More

What worked well on our trading desk in 2017

2017 was a very strong year for our trading desk in NYC. After such a strong year it is important to study what went well so we can do more of it in 2018. So what worked well for our trading desk in 2017? Team Trading Senior traders who embraced building Teams made more.  Junior traders who were willing to … Read More

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

Here are the top 10 blog posts of 2017 from SMB: This retail trader just crossed 100k in trading profits The Failure Rate of a Proprietary Trader Relative Volume (RVOL) Defined and Used STP Vs. ECN The End of Volatility This trader is “killing it” as a scalper Traders ask: VWAP? Beginner’s Guide to Call Options: How They Work and … Read More

Top ten trading videos of 2017

We are grateful to all who participate in our trading community.  As a way to give back to the trading community, we share lessons and observations about the market, in our Free Daily Video. Below are the top ten trading videos from 2017: 4 Lessons learned from training successful traders This trader is killing it as a scalper Why this … Read More