Eight Weeks To More Mindful Trading

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The topic of mindfulness has exploded in popularity in the broader public. Meditation and meditative activities like yoga are seemingly everywhere, building on the runaway success of books like Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. This whole interest in mindfulness has only just started to filter through into the world of investing and trading, where I think that it can … Read More

SMB Trading Lessons of the Week of November 23, 2014

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Bella discusses an anecdote about a great automated trader who was formerly a failed discretionary trader. In this video Bruce Bower discusses decision making from his visualization series. Latest Blog Posts Hopeville: Where Traders Go To Die There are times when I am required to give a mentoring student some tough love, because it’s important for me to convey, immediately, … Read More

SMB Trading Lessons of the Week of November 2, 2014

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Bella discusses the concept of equanimity. This video is part of our free daily trading video. Bruce Bower discusses the importance of forming habits in your trading. Latest Blog Posts 8 Ideas from the Prop Desk to Improve Your Trading (#Stocktoberfest) There is a lot of good to be found in even the results of an underperforming trader. Hunt for … Read More

SMB Trading Lessons of the Week of October 26, 2014

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Mike Bellafiore Interviewed on Blog Talk Radio Mike Bellafiore was interviewed on Blog Talk Radio last night. Bella discussed how to transition into trading without quitting your job, how SMB is preparing for the Ebola trade, and how traders must pick direction AND at the right time AND while controlling risk/reward…Read More SMBU Earnings Season: In-House! (Nov 5-7) Every three … Read More

SMB Trading Lessons of the Week – October 19, 2014

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In the video below, Mike Bellafiore is interviewed beforeFriday’s open by Benzinga to discuss his pre-market prep. Latest Blog Posts Higher Volatility = Higher Trading Expectations I love the idea of you experimenting with a giveback rule. It has been awhile since I have written about this. From your example above, stopping yourself out for the day when you dip … Read More

SMB Trading Lessons of the Week of October 11, 2014

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Mike Bellafiore and Steve Spencer discuss 5 common problems with the SMB Community.   Latest Blog Posts Solving 5 Common Trading Problems (SMB Webinar Replay) Steve and Bella presented solutions to 5 common trading problems that many traders face on a daily basis.These problems were chosen from a survey completed by those in the SMB trading community…Read More Enhancing Trader … Read More

This Week’s Popular Posts (1/12-1/18)

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1. Some Thoughts on 2014: Upside Volatility—Spencer reflects on 2012-2013 market behavior and offers some thoughts on how to pull more money out of market in 2014 2. Solving Your Top Five Trading Frustrations (Video Webinar)–Bella & Spencer sift through the data of 100s of traders in the SMB Community and offer solutions to their Top 5 trading frustrations 3. … Read More