Enhancing Trader Performance: Dealing With Doubt

*****David Blair, The Crosshairs Trader, is a blogger/trader/educator who does a wonderful job of sharing research on elite performance and how it relates to trading.

Can You Keep it Down Please? I am Trading

Hi Mr. Bellafiore,

Terrific book, thank you for writing it. I have the audio version.

Bella Interview on Blog Talk Radio

Listen to this trading interview with Bella on Blog Talk Radio hosted by Aleksander Danilov of by clicking this link here.

Bella discusses:

1) Why he wrote The PlayBook

2) Process: How The PlayBook and the SMBU Performance Center powered by Tradervue helps traders develop a process where they can build from their strengths.

3) Following like-mind traders on StockTwits (@a

Finding and Increasing your Trading Edge

One trader on our desk offers a best practice to emulate.
This trader had been gross negative 3/4 past months prior to June.  He is a hard worker, focused on the markets, disciplined and well-trained.  He is one of the guys who can make it.
Yet, while I wouldn't say it was a large deal that he was not yet positive consistently given his youth to trading others in his class are already consis

Training for Trading Success

Think back to the last time you experienced the opportunity to watch a world class performer, someone who really put on an amazing show. It doesn’t matter whether it was a musician, a sports athlete, an actress, a doctor or a business owner. When you see one of these performers in action, you can’t help but admire their skills. It truly is a work of art.

The PlayBook Checkup: Facebook Earnings Trade

Below is our newest installment of The PlayBook Checkup with Bella, author of One Good Trade and The PlayBook. During these sessions a trade archived by a Junior Trader from our desk will be reviewed by Bella. Real-time attendance is free for SMBU Tools subscribers, who can also ask questions during the event.

Two Lessons from an Improving Trader

Hi Mike,
I just wanted to take the time to say thank you. A friend of mine recommended your book 'One Good Trade' (so much so he had ordered it for me insisting I read it) and it has not only helped my trading in so many ways, but has also been very inspirational!
If you don't mind, a little background about myself.

Trading Lesson: Failed Gaps Can Lead To Large Down Moves– $BRCM

In this morning's AM Meeting I discussed a possible short setup in BRCM. I was very skeptical of the gap above $40 as this stock was trading at $30 a couple of months ago and only traded higher when they said they were hiring an investment bank to look at selling off some assets. In my view this was a good setup for "sell the news".

This Options Trader is Succeeding

I try to offer examples of best practices from succeeding traders and share them with the trading community.  It is my hope developing traders will co-opt some of these best practices and improve their trading.  I have another one to share- this one from our options trading desk.

One of the options traders on our desk just had his best month and I wrote him a congratulatory e-mail.  This t

Members Only Options Webinar: Alan Knuckman of Bar Using Options as a Stock Substitution Strategy

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