The Fourth Week of More Mindful Trading

  In this post, I will continue my eight week experiment with cultivating mindfulness and trading. The earlier posts in the series can be found here:   Eight Weeks to More Mindful Trading The Second Week of More Mindful Trading The Third Week of More Mindful Trading   To bring new readers up to speed, here is a brief refresher on … Read More

The Third Week of More Mindful Trading

The Third Week of More Mindful Trading In this post, I will continue my eight week experiment with cultivating mindfulness and trading. The first two posts in the series can be found here:   Eight Weeks to More Mindful Trading The Second Week of More Mindful Trading   To bring new readers up to speed, here is a brief refresher … Read More

The Second Week of More Mindful Trading

The Second Week of More Mindful Trading In this post, I will continue my eight week experiment with cultivating mindfulness and trading. The first post in the series can be found in the post Eight Weeks to More Mindful Trading. Just in case you missed that post, I will provide a brief refresher on mindfulness. The topic is all the … Read More

Stocks Do What They Want To $COH

Mike Bellafiore, author of the “trading classic” One Good Trade and The PlayBook, analyzes a trade in $COH for the SMB College Student Training Program on causal Friday at the firm. This 2nd Day Play in $COH had some traders on edge but the real trade was letting $COH do what it wanted to do below the 34.85 level that developed. As always, we … Read More

SMB Trading Tip of the Week: Discover the Information in the Counter Move $LULU

Mike Bellafiore, author of the “trading classic” One Good Trade and The PlayBook, offers the SMBU Trading Tip of the Week using a recent trade in $LULU.  There is information to be discovered in the moves counter to the direction of your trade that can foreshadow where the stock is headed.  This quick tip might help you gain confidence to get bigger in … Read More

SMB Trade of the Week: PLUG

Mike Bellafiore, author of the “trading classic” One Good Trade and The PlayBook, talks about his SMB Trade of the Week in $PLUG. This stock was highly in-play this past week, presenting some great trading action which the desk was able to take advantage of. Highlights from this trade: 1) There were many variables involved in this trade – the big picture, technicals, … Read More

SMB Trading Lesson of the Week – Rehearsing the Open Before the Open

Watch Mike Bellafiore, author of One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley), in our new video series SMB Trading Lesson of the Week for StockTwits U.  This week we discuss: Rehearsing the Open Before the Open. We hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!

Options Trade of the Week

  Trade: 8/10/2010 WHR $86.07 Buy 2 August 85/90 call spread limit price $ 1.65 target 3.00/ by August 17th stop 1.10/or a stock close below 83 Reasoning: WHR- looks like it found some support in the 85 level the past few weeks. A move above the 87.31 level should see the $90 level quickly (same day or with a … Read More