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.

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  • 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

“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.”

, September 2016

“Our instructor has a great personality and is very knowledgeable. I also appreciated his patience.”

, September 2016

“Chris is a great instructor. H knew all of the course material and taught it at levels that all were able to understand. He managed to keep the class at a learning pace and all were excited to learn more. Chris always had positive comments in his lessons and in his feedback when students asked or answered questions. He is a top notch instructor and I am glad to have been in his class. Thanks Chris.”

, September 2016

“The instructor has a great way of delivering his knowledge to his students. Loved the class. I wish I could stick a thumb drive in his head and download the information he has into mine. Chris is so smart in his approach to trading and teaching. GREAT CLASS, GREAT INDIVIDUAL. Thank you Chris.”

, August 2016

“When I came to the first class, I had watched all the required videos but really I knew nothing about trading. After 2 days with the great teacher Mr. Manson, I feel like I have made a quantum leap. Thank you, Mr. Manson and Online Trading Academy. I look forward to the conference for the next 5 days training.”

, August 2016

“Very enjoyable! Chris had a great approach to the material, and shared so much of his "real-world" trading experiences with us, which you don't often get in a classroom situation. He shared his successes, his "not-so-successes," and the pace at which it took him to go from novice to pro. This was very helpful, because he started with zero knowledge, like the rest of us, and has evolved to being able to teach trading to the rest of us novices. He was very patient with questions, and very respectful of both the questions and the questioner, even if the question might have been considered "silly." He had a light touch with the class, and made learning a very enjoyable experience. I would take a future class from him.”

, July 2016
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