Chris Manson comes from a musical background and has been living out a childhood dream that has taken him all over the world with credits in film, television, and many artists of different styles of music since 1981. He was introduced to trading by a family member who is a professional trader in 2002, and it has become his second passion. Trading stocks, options and futures, Chris started out knowing just enough to make him very dangerous in the markets using the trial and error method of trading. His relative became his mentor and helped him overcome many mental obstacles and develop a trading plan, which he now knows is key to success. He now mainly trades Futures for short term income and Options for long term wealth.
Chris got his start with Online Trading Academy in 2009, as he was searching for an opportunity to help others achieve their financial goals.
Chris feels teaching allows him to not only help others, but also to stay sharp himself. As an Instructor, Chris likes to keep things very simple in the way he approaches the markets, and he likes to keep the class open and fun, creating a comfortable atmosphere for learning and asking questions.
- Degree in Audio Engineering, Belmont College
- Musician with credits in film, television and recording
- Former Speaker for IBD and Vector Vest investment groups
- CES Certified
- Power Trading Radio guest
- Trader's Virtual Magazine author
What Students Are Saying
“Chris is a great instructor. He is very knowledgeable and teaches in a way that makes it easy to follow and comprehend. He is also very personable and patient.”
“He's a great instructor. A lot of what he discussed was based on his experiences as a trader which lent a lot of authenticity and truth about trading as a business. The trading lessons he shared were actually very inspiring.”
“Chris Manson has definitely taken me to another higher skill level. I thank him & OTA for being part of changing my families' destiny. Every OTA instructor I have had has been great. Chris Manson doesn't hold back giving out exactly what you need to be successful and I truly appreciate him giving us the info to become more successful as we get through the learning curve.”
Aldo S. Moreno,
“I think Chris is a fantastic instructor. He has found a way to relate to everyone's question. Great dude. I look forward to further classes with him; I hope to take an asset class from him in future. I'm very impressed with his professionalism. He represents OTA very well.”
“The class was very informative. The instructor was very patient and he was a beast on trading. I would like to take his class again.”
“Chris Manson is so professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. He made learning fun with great patience. His explanations were clear, his lectures were stimulating, and he was very helpful to students who were a little slower than others. The camaraderie in his class was fun! Enjoyed his learning style and he helped me understand more of the issues I was struggling with.”