Trader Teaches ‘Eat What You Kill’ Lifestyle


Simpler Trading Team

Jul 16th 2021  .  3 min read

When the market is dragging down traders with uncertainty and volatility, it only makes sense to find a different path.

There is no “one way” to trade, but this trader stays focused on a simple, straightforward philosophy to handle anything the market throws at him.

He is one of the newer faces at Simpler Trading, but he provides a wealth of experience working the stock market. This trader finds his way through market ups and downs with a unique mindset that challenges and ignores any sedentary trading principles.

Taylor Horton, Vice President of Directional Options Strategies at Simpler Trading, is this week’s “Friday Feature” team member.

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

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

Since being inspired during high school by his father’s interest and career in wealth management, Taylor daily pursues learning and mastering his skills as a trader. The trading lifestyle for him delivers an opportunity to express himself in an “eat what you kill” environment.

Taylor doesn’t hang around in a trade if it isn’t working – if the setup doesn’t fit, ignore it. He will quickly exit and find the next trade that fits his plan. Like his philosophy in life – a constant quest to be the best version of oneself – he is always seeking the best version of setups the market offers.

In this uncertain market, trading without an established plan can wreck an account. Taylor follows a strict plan where he focuses less on the profits and more on the process that leads to the profits – profits are simply a byproduct of good trading.

Taylor doesn’t delve into complicated theories or work habits because his sets his trading foundation squarely on the squeeze setup (since high school he has studied John Carter, Founder of Simpler Trading, who created the TTM Squeeze). Taylor’s single setup strategy has propelled him to personal success and now sharing and training as a member of the Simpler Trading team.

Anyone seeking a new career path or a financial side hustle will understand Taylor’s passion for diving into the markets while training and teaching all he knows about the trading lifestyle.

Taylor believes everyone has an opportunity through trading for freedom, gratification, and success based on personal commitment and hard work.

We Saw: Market down sharply across the board –

  • Government talk about more Covid-19 lockdowns
  • Earnings results no match for inflation fears
  • Expectations of swirling market uncertainty into Fall

We’re Watching: Light on positions through the weekend –

  • For overall market to show clearer signs of direction
  • Individual assets “bucking the trend,” steady in their own direction
  • Being cautiously open to testing short side of movement

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