The AlphaMind Podcast

#83 Mike Bellafiore - Striving for Excellence in Prop Trading

January 21, 2022 Steven Goldstein & Mark Randall Season 3 Episode 2
The AlphaMind Podcast
#83 Mike Bellafiore - Striving for Excellence in Prop Trading
Show Notes

Mike Bellafiore is co-founder of SMB Capital, one of the world's leading Proprietary Trading firms, based in New York City.  Mike has  authored two outstanding and highly popular trading books, One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading and the The Playbook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader.

For many new and aspiring traders, the chance to work in a proprietary trading firm, is the holy grail of trading. It is trading’s equivalent of making it to Broadway or being recruited by a major sports team or franchise.

In this episode Mike talks about the realities of working in a Proprietary Trading firm, and how the focus on learning, development and mentoring is such a vital ingredient which helps his traders in striving for excellence in their prop trading. Mike shares with us how SMB puts a heavy emphasis on learning and continual improvement, and in supporting their traders to become the elite.

What you will hear in this interview how SMB’s focus on, and a culture of, continual improvement and striving for excellence, is the fuel behind their success and is what helps so many traders at SMB capital to not just achieve their dreams, but to exceed them. 

Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeBellafiore
Follow SMB Capital on Twitter @smbcapital

Books by Mike Bellafiore
One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading
The Playbook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader.

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