Craig Weil

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Craig Weil's trading career began in 1974 as a Member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, where he spent fifteen years before moving crosstown to the CME Group, where he spent another twenty years in the Futures trading pits. As a result, Craig's experience trading financial futures, equities, equity options, currencies, and agricultural futures is matched by few in the industry. His comprehensive trading career has prepared him to recognize trading opportunities in all global markets.  As a former radio show host, Craig gained insight through interviewing scores of industry leaders from all different areas of the financial community.  Craig says, "I am excited to be affiliated with Online Trading Academy. They have given me the opportunity to be an Instructor and share my lifelong career experiences with people from all corners of the world who have the same passion for the markets that I do.

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  • BA 1971, Tulane University
  • Trader's Talk Live Radio Show Host
  • Member Chicago Board Options Exchange 1974-1989
  • Chicago Board of Trade 14 years
  • Member Chicago Mercantile Exchange 1989-2009


  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Stocks


  • Registered Investment Advisor
  • Guest on various Chicago Media Programs
  • Head of CB Financial LLC
  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Numerous articles published for The Options Insider
  • DVD "Trading Discipline: Secrets of a Professional Trader"


  • Illinois, USA

What Students Are Saying

“I couldn't ask any more from an instructor. Craig was very organized, stayed on schedule, clear in presenting materials and generous in sharing his professional knowledge and experience, and he did all this with a great sense of humor.”

, January 2017

“Craig left no questions unanswered and was the most patient teacher I've ever had the pleasure to learn from. He's very knowledgeable and has a wonderful sense of humor. The class was retake for me to update and refine skills. Mission accomplished. Thanks.”

, January 2017

“I was very happy to find out that my instructor, Craig Weil, had 40 years of experience in trading and was hugely successful in his tenure. His demeanor was kind, warm and he is helpful spirited which postured the class into a great environment for learning.”

, January 2017

“OTA and their methodology is an amazing program. The clarity you achieve after your first market timing class is unbelievable. Especially when you compare it to how I, as a novice, was trading in the past. After the pro trader course, I feel that I am equipped to make good, solid gains and consistent trades on my own. Craig Weil is a great teacher. He brings a vast amount of knowledge from his nearly 40 years of trading experience. His passion for trading is truly felt and he is able to convey what to look for and when.”

, December 2016

“Craig is very knowledgeable and taught some new techniques that will highly impact or simplify my trading experience. I am looking forward to keeping in touch with him.”

, November 2016

“The instructor also does a great job of fostering a classroom climate that allows people to feel comfortable to ask questions and stop the class when they are confused. I think Craig Weil did a fantastic job of creating an experience that helps each student be able to walk out of the class feeling comfortable with the core concepts and placing orders.”

, November 2016
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