Time To Trade ‘Outlier’ Opportunities


Simpler Trading Team

Oct 02nd 2020  .  3 min read

“Playing with time” may seem a far-fetched idea, but not to this trader.

Trading stocks, futures, and options isn’t a game for this trader… it’s a full-time living that has allowed him to travel and experience the world like few others.

Not bad for a small-town Texas fellow who brings a light-hearted, helpful aura to our community of traders.

He’ll make you feel right at home with his life-long, passionate pursuit of knowledge for all things trading.

Jack Roberts, Director of Options Strategies and Micro Futures, author of the Micro Futures Formula course, is this week’s “Friday Feature” team member.

At Simpler Trading, there is nothing more valuable than our people – our biggest asset.

Jack headlines this highlight of the newsletter where we present one of our team members making an impact.

Like many traders, Jack started his trading career buying stocks. He was inspired to start down this path at an early age thanks to his late grandfather. Jack has always prided himself on being dependent on himself to learn while following encouraging mentors, including John Carter, Founder of Simpler Trading.

Jack fills a unique role at Simpler, sharing with traders in our online chat rooms.

One of his first “outliers” was an unknown electric car company and its developer’s “pipe dream.” Jack was also an early buy-in for technology companies now seen as steady performers.

He’s always studying the psychology of how people are buying and working to transition that knowledge to sellers to better understand market direction. It sounds complicated, but Jack’s appeal is that his easy-going nature allows him to explain market concepts so traders can take action at opportune moments in time.

Jack is inspiring in this crazy market because he only takes trades he truly believes will provide opportunity and he doesn’t stray outside his risk parameters. Simpler’s trading community has found his style builds their confidence and market knowledge.

Jack is a regular, familiar voice in Simpler’s training and trading chat rooms. He’s eager to let traders know they should never stop learning because that’s the key to better understanding timing and opportunity in trading.

We Saw: A shocking Covid-19 revelation – 

  • Fears, concerns about the president’s positive test
  • Markets reacting nervously
  • Weaker than expected jobs report

We’re Watching: Effective of president’s health on markets –

  • If yesterday’s picks will weather the news
  • If politicians can agree on anything positive for the economy
  • If flat on the sidelines is the new standard play