Strike When Markets Heat Up With ‘Global’ Insight


Simpler Trading Team

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What if you had access to an in-the-trenches equities and commodities trader?

Someone who knows from first-hand experience when the big players and computer algorithms are making moves?

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

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.

He began his trading career right after college when he clerked in the crude oil and natural gas pits on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange. This guided him to develop a deep understanding of market flow and volume, broker and institutional trading styles, and various arbitrage strategies.

Over the past 15 years, 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 is able to navigate this environment while sharing his insights with others.

Joe regularly presents his strategies and trades in the online futures (and options) trading room, live-trades in his Strike Zone Mastery, and within courses he developed. He strives to help others improve their trading skills so they can realize better results both personally and within the trading lifestyle. He passionately shares his experiences and knowledge to encourage other traders toward achieving their goals.

When you have the chance, tap into Joe’s skills during one of his sessions. And, be sure to ask how he prospers with the psychology of trading through the physical and mental benefits of well-defined exercise.

Joe will be glad to share the benefits of soccer and yoga and how these exercise disciplines help keep him in the trenches making plays in a global market.

We Saw: Major indexes rally higher across the board –

  • Rising angst over U.S. federal debt limit deadline
  • Raging debate about rapid U.S. economy growth
  • Stimulus “tax credit” checks flood economy this week

We’re Watching: Sitting, waiting with eyes on opportunities next week –

  • Strength of new highs in the major indexes
  • Earnings reports set for release next week
  • Setups in: SNAP, IWM, NFLX, SAM, TLT