John Carter

John Carter

Options Investment Expert

He studied international finance at the University of Cambridge in England before graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. John has been a full-time trader since 1996. In 1999, tired of talking to his goldfish while trading alone in his office, he launched www.tradethemarkets.com to post his trading ideas. This company turned into Simpler Options, and as he added additional analysts and branches, he grew it into the company it is now, Simpler Trading. He built this business and this team because he truly loves inspiring other traders, and it’s a passion he wants to share. Today, he has a following of over 10,000 people. John is a published author, and his book, Mastering the Trade, has been read by over 50,000 people. He is currently working on the third edition of his book. To keep his sanity, John relies on physical activity after the close to deal with the financial swings he and his subscribers encounter. He clears his head running, swimming, traveling with his wife, Maria, and playing with his three kids.

His trading strategy combines expert technical analysis with an overall macro, fundamental view. His proven trading setups identify large directional plays that he leverages with both options and futures, as well as neutral moments in time for income trading opportunities when market conditions are on the slow side. He likes being in the trade before anyone else, and he uses his signature indicator ‘the Squeeze’ to enter many of these plays. The scans he has created at www.simplertrading.com/scanner allow him to locate his favorite setups and jump on moves before they take off. John’s trades can generally be adjusted for those looking for a more conservative take on his aggressive plays, and traders can use his tools to find setups that fit their own risk parameters. His setups, market knowledge, and guidance to continually improve yourself as a trader is invaluable.

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