Press & Media

Our traders are out there in the world gathering and disseminating information to bring back to our community of traders. Check out some of the media appearances they have made here.


Media Appearances

John Carter on Varney & Co.

March 19, 2018

Check out John on Fox Business as he speaks on Pot Stocks

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Raghee Horner on RTAmerica

June 29, 2018

Oil markets are again seeing new highs. But with the recent OPEC decision to revert to original output levels and a potential ban on Iranian oil, we brought Raghee Horner back on the show to…

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Raghee Horner on RealVision

July 3, 2018

You must be subscribed to RealVision to watch this interview. Raghee Horner, managing director of futures trading at Simpler Trading, discusses why she thinks investors have oversold Chinese large…

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John Carter in Forbes

April 19, 2016

Now that the first quarter of 2016 has ended, the rest of the year is coming into sharper focus. While stocks continue what seems like an almost unshakeable uptrend, there are signals that portend...

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Carolyn Boroden on Mad Money

March 26, 2019

Learn from the “Fibonacci Queen” how this ancient number pattern could project key changes in the S&P with Jim Cramer on MadMoney.

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To request interviews, media appearances, speaking engagements, and other public activities, you can contact Mandy Ditmire at [email protected].

Diving In

After graduating from the University of Texas with degrees in Economics and History, John F. Carter went to work as a corporate financial analyst. But his personality was more suited to wrangling snakes—and unpredictable options trades—than shuffling day-to-day office paperwork. He’d grown up on his grandfather’s farm in Nebraska, and he missed the wide open skies and daily connection with the natural world.

In 1999, while living in La Jolla, California with his wife (his children hadn’t been born yet), John registered Simpler Trading as his first business. Not only was he shifting from a dependable salary to an income from trading, but he was active in the online forums full of people who shared his obsession with the account growth potential he saw in charts and options spreads. His involvement in trading communities put him into regular contact with traders such as Mark Douglas, Carolyn Boroden, Eric Purdy, Bruce Marshall, Raghee Horner, David Starr, Ross Givens, and many others who mutually respected each other’s work.

Like many successful traders, John increased his independence by demonstrating his tried-and-true strategies, trading live in front of an invited audience. As John helped aspiring traders win their independence, he understood that a greater educational niche wanted to be filled. He had gone through years of trial-and-error in order to teach himself. What if he could offer mentorship, not just from himself, but also from many successful traders with different methodologies? He knew quite a few people who were interested.


Simpler Trading Registered While living in La Jolla, CA with his wife, John Carter registered Simpler Trading as his first business.


Met Henry Gambell Henry Gambell was John’s young protégé whom he hired away from the Best Buy Geek Squad and is now Vice President of Simpler Trading.


$1.4 Million TSLA Trade John made headlines in financial news by earning $1.4 million on an overnight trade, which attracted new clients to become members of Simpler Trading.


Site Overhaul One of the biggest challenges Simpler Trading faced around 2015 was a mess of outdated websites and difficult-to-use interfaces. So we began the process of making what it is today!