Life Lessons For Trading – Strike With Conviction


Simpler Trading Team

Feb 24th 2022  .  3 min read

Trading is a test of endurance, mental resilience, emotions, and strategy. The trading style of each trader is fueled by their psychological makeup – revealing the decision-making processes rooted deep in their personality.

The markets can be brutal – even dangerous – and the market today is even more bewildering than most. Some traders, having no plays left in their playbook, believe now is the time to take a timeout to avoid losses.

Running away from market volatility is not how Joe operates.

Applying a proven futures trading formula

Joe Rokop, Managing Director of Commodities and Equities, is our “Friday Feature” team member this week.

Joe’s average win is almost twice his average loss since March, 2021. With 15-plus years of experience and with the help of his proven formula, Joe managed to rapidly scale a $10,000 futures account into $271,000. That’s a return of 30-times in just 154 trading days.

At Simpler Trading, there is nothing more valuable than our people – our biggest asset. Joe headlines this highlight of the newsletter where we present one of our team members making an impact.

Mastering high-frequency trading strategies

Joe is a commodities and equities trader, and futures specialist. He has experience in both the commercial and proprietary sectors. He focuses on trading commodities, indexes, and equities through futures, options, and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

Joe started trading directly out of college on the floor of the New York Mercantile exchange in the crude oil and natural gas pits where he gained intimate understanding of market flow, volume, and arbitrage strategies.

Joe has mastered algorithmic and high-frequency trading strategies while also taking a fundamental view when executing trades. The global market is ever-changing – often directly affected by economic news and events – and Joe fluently navigates this environment.

Joe regularly presents his strategies and trades in the online futures (and options) trading room, live-trades in his Strike Zone Mastery, and offers courses he developed. He passionately shares his experiences to encourage other traders to achieve their goals as he shares life lessons for trading.

Build trading discipline precision moves

Joe employs the benefits of soccer and yoga in his trading psychology. These exercise disciplines help him as he makes strategic plays in a global market.

Joe understands that to be able to “shoot for your goal,” you must be true to your efforts. Trading, and sports or exercise, are about timing, positioning, and precision – all things that factor into one’s life goals and trades.

Joe’s primary goal at Simpler Trading is to help others become better traders and realize better results at the end of the day.