How to maximize your time with an experienced trader (change idea)

In this post you will learn: How to maximize your time with an experienced trader. You have many of the trading answers you need to improve. Be dilligent because that’s who stands out to successful traders. A potential new video series for the trading community on our YouTube channel. A friend/trading colleague, @austinmitchyblu, reach out and asked for me to … Read More

Striving for Excellence in Prop Trading (Podcast with Mike Bellafiore)

In this podcast episode with AlphaMind, Mike shares how SMB puts a heavy emphasis on learning and continual improvement. And in supporting our traders to become elite. What you will hear in this interview is how SMB’s culture of continual improvement and striving for excellence is the fuel behind our success.  And this is what helps so many traders at … Read More

I want to be the best trader at the prop firm

The proper focus for a trader Focus on being your best trader.  Focusing on anything different may cause you to fall short of  your potential.  At our prop firm, falling short of your potential is NOT acceptable. This game is about being your best.  Yet, it is common for traders to strive to be better than another trader(s).  Have you … Read More

When you have to start making real money as a trader (now!)

  It is not uncommon for a trader to have to start making real money.  Perhaps the trader is running out of money.  Or if he at a firm, where he is being paid like SMB Capital, and the firm needs to see him start to make progress. The trader has his back up against the wall.  The trader needs … Read More

3 Reasons Why We Had Our Best Trading Month (in Firm History!)

January of 2021 was our firm’s best trading month, since we started in 2005.  March of 2020 had been our prior top month to date.  I do hope our success gives you some valuable ideas on how to improve your trading. Here are 3 reasons why we had our best month in firm history: 1. Every trade has an executable … Read More

Judge your trading performance versus the opportunity

During a GChat, with an elite trader on our desk, an important lesson emerged. Sitting at my remote trading station, I was pinged with a chat: I can see how everyone is doing on our desk, with a leaderboard we use to watch risk and performance. The leaderboard displays the real-time PnL of all the desk’s traders. I hadn’t noticed … Read More

Improve your trading this weekend with these educational videos

How to Spot the Stocks You Should Stop Trading  Here’s Why You Don’t Give Up On Your Best Options Strategies My First Year Day Trading at a Prop Firm (4 Ways I Found Success) The Secret to Finding the Most Lucrative Trades (Surprisingly) Real Trades Using Tape Reading with Three Proprietary Traders Important disclosures

You have to perform (honest talk to traders)

I wrote the tweet above recently.  Let me say this again, as someone who has hired and trained traders since 2005 at SMB Capital, our proprietary trading desk in NYC: Trading is a performance sport.  At a certain point, you have to perform. (What No One Tells You About How To Become An Elite Trader (surprisingly) Not too long ago, … Read More