TG Watkins

Multiple Time Frame Technical Trader

“Trading is the process of finding your path and the discipline to stay on it.”

Who is TG?

Many traders have been to a stock seminar, trade show, or investment presentation (after all, we host one here at Simpler). But have you ever seen a 12-year old in the audience? More than likely, not.

But almost 20 years ago, TG Watkins was that 12-year old, with his dad, in the audience of a two-day stock trading seminar learning how to use the software that was being presented. Even though the presentation was mostly over his head, he knew that this type of knowledge would be important someday. As a result, he was hooked.

Then came the daily routine of sitting down with his dad after work, looking at the stock market, and working together to manage his positions. They continued to go to local stock seminars to acquire advice and exposure from seasoned traders.

After graduating with his engineering degree, he set off to earn his Series 6 and 63 licenses, and then started his career as a financial advisor with New York Life. It was here that his knowledge about the financial industry really exploded. New York Life had an excellent and rigorous training program to make sure their advisors knew the products and market inside and out. His exposure to the countless types of people and businesses that he worked with during his time there gave him a wide view of the world we live in. This exposure and worldview would later turn into one of his strengths and a huge benefit to his trading game.

After 4 years in the financial industry, he decided to go off on his own and get back to trading. What brought him back to trading? He asked his soon-to-be mentor (at the time) if trading was indeed teachable and learnable. She said “absolutely”. And with that, the engineer in him decided that if a skill is learnable, he’ll find a way to learn it.

He’s carried this ‘engineer mindset’ into his teaching methods as well -- taking the nuts and bolts of what he’s found to be successful trading strategies, and turning them into a simple checklist approach for knowing when to enter and exit the market.

How would you like knowing that you can take away the mysterious interpretation of the market's price movement and simply revert to a checklist that will tell you whether or not you should be in a particular trade? There may be countless books out there explaining how to trade and what to look for in general, but nothing gives you the black and white answers that a checklist like his provides. Having a tool like this allows you to quickly decide, with a go or no-go answer, if you should lay your hard earned money on the line.

TG can be found in the Simpler Options Chatroom providing his insight, as well as his personal indicator and checklist. He’s a great teacher especially for those looking for confidence when deciding whether or not to exit or enter a trade.

TG’s Chart Setups

TG uses his custom designed Moxie Indicator as the backbone for trading and understanding the movements of the market. The easy to read Moxie indicator, combined with 2 primary moving averages, gives you the structure needed to making sense of the market and multiple time frames makes sure that tunnel vision doesn’t set in.