Mastermind Focus — Real-Time Tools From Vision


Simpler Trading Team

May 21st 2021  .  3 min read

Focus – a valuable tool for any active trader.

Each day when Simpler’s traders fire up their computer trading platforms, they are able to quickly focus on market activity. But there is so much more happening behind the scenes than what others realize.

Key areas our traders focus on are charts and indicators – how to view and interpret what’s happening in the market.

At Simpler Trading, we have our own behind-the-scenes mastermind.

This trader is the one who turns ideas into indicators and is this week’s “Friday Feature” team member.

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

Eric Purdy, Director of Quantitative Strategies, is our “Friday Feature” this week. He headlines this highlight of the newsletter where we present one of our team members making an impact in the Simpler community.

When you think of trading against the market, imagine  “007” gearing up to take on the “Mr. evil” and he needs someone – “Q” – to deliver the latest in proactive technology to get the job done. Eric is the “Q” to our trading team battling the market.

His behind-the-scenes work is described by our traders as “genius” level that has helped change the lives of traders around the world.

Eric is a humble person, uninterested in the limelight.

Most who meet him are astonished by what he’s accomplished: U.S. Navy 20-year veteran, combat fighter pilot, Naval flight instructor, Naval Academy ethics and physics teacher, creator of a technical indicator coding website, and the mental muscle behind coding the many indicators used by Simpler traders daily.

Eric is also a husband, father of six, and a long-time, successful retail trader who survived the bubble era.

And Simpler’s traders are thankful each day for his behind-the-scenes magic.

Our team of full-time traders depend on Eric to turn their ideas for tracking elements of the market into real boosts to the trading account. He translates their sometimes imaginative visions into computer coding for indicators that help traders become more disciplined, more capable, and potentially more profitable.

Simpler Trading knows Eric is a gift to all our traders as he continually brings to life the tools that help make our trading more consistent with success.

So when traders are looking at a set of colorful lines, candles, or bars using one of Simpler’s indicators, remember Eric who turned a technical idea into a clear, functional, and easy-to-read tool to use in real-time trading.

We Saw: Crypto facing more international scrutiny – 

  • Boeing, airlines setting sights higher for near term
  • U.S. government tossing around trillions like loose change
  • Positive but mixed action across indexes

We’re Watching: Crypto debate: con or currency future? –

  • Effects of monthly expiration shenanigans
  • Making sense of flurry of potential actions
  • Setups to extend positive potential into June