Craig Weil

Online Trading Academy
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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
  • Graduate Programs
  • 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

“The instructor, Craig Weil, provided step by step, comprehensive instructions that left us with a solid foundation with which to build wealth! Thank you, OTA! I felt the instructor's knowledge of the field was exemplary. In addition, he was well-versed in the use of Trade Station and exampled a heightened level of patience and tolerance, creating a calm, informational environment. He set the bar high and I hope the instructors in the next classes I will be attending have the same traits and attentiveness... GREAT JOB, MR. WEIL!!”

, March 2017

“Craig is an incredible teacher. His grasp of the course content is obviously thorough and he moves through the concepts presented with ease. However, his remarkable attribute is his demeanor and incredible patience for his students as they fumble through the course matter. He is obviously interested in his students and gets an honest thrill when the light bulb goes on and the concept is integrated into the knowledge base of this subject. Thank you for Craig Weil.”

, March 2017

“I am extremely satisfied with the learning experience at OTA. Craig's wealth of knowledge is both edifying and humbling. I could not hope for a better instructor. My aunt and I learned so much from Craig Weil - so much practical knowledge. Far more than the book knowledge I expected. Thank you, Craig!!”

, March 2017

“Professional Futures Trader class was phenomenal! I am confident that I am on my way to much success! Great instructor! Craig Weil has been my favorite instructor yet. His patience and understanding make for a comfortable and thriving environment. I gained insight and perspective from Craig through his sincere desire to see his students grow and develop.”

, February 2017

“Craig Weil provided step-by-step handouts he made that made the math perfectly sensible and easy to work with. I enjoyed his deviation from just blowing through the course and materials; he shared his experience and it gives me hope I can be successful. Craig Weil's thoroughness in making sure we knew the material and his patience was outstanding. I think his experience lets him know where the trouble spots are and he certainly anticipates and handles them.”

, February 2017

“Craig was superb! He is beyond words! He wasn't too slow and he wasn't too fast. He made sure we thoroughly understood a concept before he started a new one. He answered question and was very patient when we still couldn't grasp the concept. I am very glad that Bruce flew him in to teach my first of many courses with this OTA location.”

, February 2017

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