Find Your Path To Uncover ‘Zen Of Simpler’


Simpler Trading Team

Apr 23rd 2021  .  3 min read

There is nothing more valuable at Simpler Trading than our biggest asset — our people. The information, resources, and experience our traders deliver reaches around the world.

Whenever the markets are uncertain and risky — like much of the last few months — this leading trader stands tall as the calming voice in the middle of the chaos.

What most traders struggle with is the psychology of trading, and this is where the “Zen of Simpler” stands out as an options strategies mentor.

Henry Gambell, Senior Managing Director of Options Trading, is our “Friday Feature” this week. He headlines this highlight of the newsletter where we present one of our traders making an impact in the Simpler community.

For all those that know him, it’s hard to believe that a decade ago Henry showed up at the Simpler Trading offices as a technician to help with some computer issues. John Carter, Founder of Simpler Trading, recognized that Henry’s steady, analytical approach to problem solving would be a strength as a retail trader.

Henry accepted an offer from John to start training in the trading life. Henry rapidly developed into an integral part of helping John grow Simpler from its apartment location to a retail trading hub.

Fast-forward to today with dozens of employees and expanded operations, and Henry continues to lead the Simpler team. Thousands of traders wait anxiously for his coverage of the market’s opening bell in the Options Gold live-trading chat room. His live sessions draw traders of all skill levels as he dives deep into scanning for new setups, managing open trades, and walking traders through active trades.

Traders in the Simpler community — even those on our team — marvel at Henry’s Zen-like insight as he rapidly breaks down hard to understand macro topics. Traders are able to digest the information at a personal level. 

Henry leads by example in his simplicity as a trader and in life. He meditates daily, and in the world of trading, he limits tech and tools. Traders respect his strict analytical approach to the markets as a focused and conservative directional trader.

His Zen nature has proven to be a welcoming and central part of many traders’ lives the last year. Henry has shown how he is able to sit square in the middle of a never-before-seen volatile market and handle complex trading setups while simultaneously relaying simplified strategies that can be applied by any level of trader.

The Simpler community continues to look to Henry when developing a trading plan that limits risk while maximizing profit potential.

Trading can be risky and not all trades work out. Traders who learn with Henry — the “Zen of Simpler” — can understand the reality of how loss isn’t the focus.

The next trade is the one to pursue for profit.

We Saw: Stock market flip again to the high side — 

  • Money and technology fuel the rally
  • Bitcoin bit: $200 billion erased overnight
  • Vaccines continuing, economy growing

We’re Watching: Resilient market that keeps throwing surprises —

  • For pins and calculated profits
  • Not playing with fire… reallocating capital
  • Level of “pop and drop” choppy action next week

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