Use Your Emotions to Make Better Trading Decisions: SMB Midday Meeting with Denise Shull (October 21, 2013)

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Denise Shull, author of Market Mind Games, was our guest speaker today during our Midday Meeting at SMB. Denise discussed: 1) How traders should learn to use emotions to make better trading decisions 2) Why most trader psychology advice gets it wrong by teaching you not to feel emotions 3) The reason why some traders have a need to be … Read More

Mike Bellafiore Goes to Singapore as a Phillip iFest Mentor

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Well-renowned trader and author, Mike Bellafiore, will be in Singapore for one weekend only to share his trading methods at the Phillip Investment Festival (iFest) 2013. Bellafiore is the author of the “trading classic” One Good Trade, and co-founder of SMB Capital, a proprietary trading firm in New York City. Bellafiore is also the co-founder of SMBU, an educational company that … Read More

Trading Is All Psychology

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The following news was released after the market closed. 16:31:20 FDA Panel Votes 20-2 In Favor of Approval For Vivus’ QnexaVivus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) received excellent news on Wednesday as an FDA advisory panel has voted 20-2 in favor of approving the company’s weight-loss drug Qnexa. The panel’s decision is non-binding, but it is highly likely that the FDA will follow … Read More

Some Help for the Impatient Trader

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Greetings from Singapore. Today is my last day here in the new gateway to Asia. I have a day packed full of some more learning meetings and then take a 2:30 AM flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. I arrive in JNB, will shower and then head to meet some top South African traders. I have been tasked to talk about improving … Read More

The Overanxious Trader

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I was reviewing a monthly review from a mentee, Shark (sometimes Shark Daddy or Sharkalicious or Shark Shack), that I thought could use the thoughts of Dr. Menaker, trading psychologist. Shark wrote:   Too excited on days I want to do well. I force too much. I had such high expectations for myself coming into earnings season that I started … Read More