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

Weekend trading lessons from the prop desk – September 14, 2019

How an independent trader is improving A weekly options strategy with remarkable potential When people are trapped The harsh realities to become a consistently profitable trader Why equities traders are having such unusual success with options *no relevant positions Important disclosures

You choose how you will react to trading obstacles

I was met by a smiling trader in the hall who is trading nowhere near as big as he wants, but was thrilled with his recent trading consistency.  His focus was on his happiness with this trading consistency, from which he could see a clear path to grow.  You choose how to react to your trading results. Another international trader … Read More

Weekend learning lessons for traders to improve your trading

You want to start improving as a trader, but you are not sure how to.  And the weekend is a perfect opportunity for you to work on improving your trading, but you are not sure where to start. Moreover, the market has been extra volatile this past week and you are not sure how to attack it responsibly.  You know … Read More

Options for a New Trader (SMBU Daily Video)


In our SMBU Daily Video, learn some basic concepts in options trading. In this video from Seth Freudberg, you will learn: Buying a call option gives you the right to buy shares at a certain price (the “strike price”) by a certain date. Buying a put option gives you the right to sell shares you own at a certain price (again … Read More

Are you doing this with your trading/investing? (SMBU Daily Video)

In our SMBU Daily Video, learn how to make the most out of great trading opportunities. In this video from Mike Bellafiore, you will learn: What made $URI a great trend trade How we traded $URI The importance of trade review How you can capture the next opportunity like the $URI trade We hope this video helps you improve your … Read More