Capra is President and CEO of Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc., the
nation's leading online educational service for active, self-directed traders. He
has been a day and swing trader for more than
This was years before intra-day stock charts were available to traders and even
retail brokers. It was the days when institutions had all the advantages and the
playing field was far from the level one of today. But times were about to change.
Of course, the level of intra-day data available today has come light years from
that time. This was a time when a heavy rain storm could block the data feed from
Data Broadcasting, now known as eSignal to his satellite.
While the trading tools were crude in those early years, it was the start of a time
that was to become a new profession. What Mr. Capra taught himself in those early
years lead to his decision to become the nation’s leading educational firm
for self-directed traders. In time, execution systems that opened and closed orders
at light speed became available. This allowed anyone with the desire to become a
professional trader to compete on a level field with any institutional trader or
After several years of teaching the foundation material that traders still learn
today in Trading the Pristine Method® (TPM) Mr. Capra took the Pristine Method® to a higher level and created Advanced Technical Strategies (ATS). ATS elevates students
to a more comprehensive and deeper understanding of how to use the tools and tactics
learned in TPM. He is co-editor of Pristine’s flagship product, "The
Pristine Swing Trader.", editor of Pristine's
Chart of the Week used by thousands of self-directed traders,
author of his DVD seminar series, developed the Pristine
Advanced Trading Lab and co-authored, "Tools
and Tactics for the Master Day Trader."
Mr. Capra personally trains students that want to specialize in the trading of equity
e-minis in Pristine's E-Mini Trading Lab. The
E-Mini Trading Lab is given in a live market environment and is designed to impart
expertise and self-reliance to those wanting to become active equity futures traders.
This course is the pinnacle of Pristine's education program. Those that have attended
this course can confidently say that they have graduated and after any graduation,
it is all up to the individual to succeed or fail. On a daily basis he moderates
Pristine's E-Mini Trading Room
Before founding Pristine in 1994, Mr. Capra ran a successful business for 15 years.
Wanting to invest that money wisely, Mr. Capra became a voracious student of the
market and became especially interested in the quantitative analysis of market movements.