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

“Fantastic ... fast paced but manageable. Chris is amazing and suppppeeerrr patient with us, in particular me. Easy to understand, explains things very well that helps me grasp things... just got to remember everything. Thanks Chris. He gave us practical experiences of what he has gone through and how that could help us.... avoiding his mistakes. Sort of things the book doesn't always let us know.”

, April 2017

“Chris is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I truly believe his first priority is our success in this course.”

, March 2017

“Chris was a great instructor. He seems to have a huge amount of knowledge that has to do with the markets. I really enjoyed his teaching approach and I was also very pleased with the way he answered any questions and concerns I had. I would recommend this instructor to anyone I know taking the core strategy class because Chris can help you understand no matter what speed you learn at.”

, March 2017

“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.”

, March 2017

“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.”

, February 2017

“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.”

, January 2017

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