"To think differently," was the earliest maxim at GRYPHON Systems. So too was the question, "Why not?" which sprang from The Creator's sometimes irrating habit of believing most anything was possible.
Yes, why not invent trading modules that require no input from the user and demand no external research efforts? Why not integrate multiple, modular adaptive trading methodologies into one symphonic system? Just a couple of examples of the challenges which over the years have resulted in an impressive list of "First in the World" accolades.
Technical innovations without specific aims often result in more and more demands being placed on the user. At GRYPHON Systems, we don't believe in that type of development. A study of our research efforts over a decade will show that our work has been directed toward one goal- to present to the world a new approach, a way to offer analysis as true to life as technically possible with modules being as easy to use as "one touch on one button." This fundamental idea- you could call it human quality- is what gained GRYPHON Systems its worldwide reputation for uniqueness.
One thing you will notice about our modules is that highly advanced technology is discreet. It takes more upon itself and asks less of you. And, as a natural consequence, a simple striking design emerged.
True harmony of form and function spells beauty in any language.
NOT SO LONG AGO, a few of the members of the design team got together for wine and melon to talk about the type of individual who invests in THE GRYPHON. It was a casual get together, more conversation than meeting; an easy back-and-forth as corporate interchanges go.
A question came up, however, which focused us all on a single point. It seems that a heavily talented friend had asked a member of the design team if THE GRYPHON could be properly seen as a 'fast lane' product. Was it, as he had been told, the trading system to own- one more sophisticated statement he might make within his home?
Frowns went all around. Embarrassment was in the air for this distant friend.
The conversation that ensued distilled a single answer. It was that THE GRYPHON was meant only to place in the trader's hands analytical efficacy for all who chose to own it. The esteem in which it is held would not rub off on the owner. To us, using our products for social definition seemed a silly, quaintly adolescent idea, a quest better suited to the many more visible, if less valuable, symbolic products in the marketplace.
We felt that THE GRYPHON was such an easy product to own that its value would stand without the crutch of status. Its sophistication and its identity lay with its ability to analyze the markets without coloration and with its ability to keep trading at the forefront and technology parked out of the way.
So it went. Our friend with a quest for a 'message product' made us think quite hard about what we were trying to achieve with the system. Consensus about his need could only be reached tongue and cheek. It was simply decided that, while he may well end up owning THE GRYPHON , we would not in our hearts consider him to be one of our customers.
At one time or another, with one group or another, such talk goes on at GRYPHON Systems. It shapes our development efforts and loosens up the future for us. Perhaps it is not all that important that you know this, but we will wager that the effect of these conversations is half the reason you are interested in our products in the first place.
Hard to tell why no one ate the pear. Someone did say you couldn't trust a pear.
WORD HAS IT that computer technology and a ceramic chip about an inch in diameter are going to relegate our intellects to the mists of memory. An interesting idea, shall we use our textbooks for placemats?
If, just for a moment, you direct your thoughts to securities trading rather that to the latest 'techno-fad' you will find that advancements in technology actually amplify the need for human intelligence. The human mind is now challenged with having to evaluate an ever increasing lineup of sophisticated products to use in analytical activities. If you are serious about trading, we are confident that you will choose to add a computerized trading aid to your methodology.
When choosing among the literally thousands of computer programs and aids out there, philosophical decisions must be made. Most programs offer canned indicators which have been used by traders over the past few decades. Others insist that "mystical" waves or angles or even planetary positions (!) can be used to forecast market moves.
When we look past the ludicrous, we see that there is a small, robust base of trading programs which have something meaningful to offer. These are not the ones that tout their results, splashing publications with advertisements of huge dollar gains. Rather, they describe themselves in ways that relate to the design philosophy behind their analytical activities.
This is the way to evaluate the best module for the user. By studying the methodologies behind the program, the trader can then, and only then, begin to make an informed decision. Therefore, we at GRYPHON Systems would submit that, with each new technological development, more intellectual prowess is needed if only to evaluate the actual abilities of the "fruits" of the relevant advancements. Sadly, we are now faced with having to expend significant effort evaluating the components of our toolbox. And, make no mistake, all computer trading aids are just that- tools. All aids, including those offered by GRYPHON Systems, serve to inform the trader, not to replace him.
All complex activities from aircraft control to surgery to trading can only be successfully handled by skilled individuals. Technological aids are essential in all such endeavors but they do not replace the user, they simply augment his efficacy.