Chris Manson

Online Trading Academy
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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.

  • Power Trader Nation


  • Degree in Audio Engineering, Belmont College
  • Musician with credits in film, television and recording
  • Former Speaker for IBD and Vector Vest investment groups


  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Stocks


  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Trader's Virtual Magazine author


Washington, USA

What Students Are Saying

“This course has greatly reduced my time in the learning curve! Chris is a patient and knowledgeable instructor, I'd be happy to take any of the courses from him!”

, July 2017

“Chris Manson is patient and generous in sharing his considerable knowledge. He seems to intuitively understand the underlying root of a question and is skillfully able to pivot any class confusion to provide really useful actionable explanations. ”

, June 2017

“Chris Manson is a very experienced Trader with a wealth of information that he relays to his students in a very practical and easy to understand way. His method of teaching is straight forward and presented in a simple yet all encompassing manner that is very useful to inexperienced Traders.”

, June 2017

“Chris is an excellent instructor, who truly loves trading and his enthusiasm is passed on to the students. He made a somewhat complicated process enjoyable.”

, June 2017

“Chris Manson is brilliant, very patient never judgmental, always helpful no matter how basic the questions and how many times he is asked the same question.”

, May 2017

“Enjoyed learning from Chris Manson and was entertained as well! Great knowledge was transferred from him to the class.”

, May 2017

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