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

“Craig Weil is a very professional instructor, totally up on his strategy and has a welcoming attitude that brings confidence to me as a student. Great job, Craig and thank you!”

, June 2017

“Was a really productive and fruitful couple of days with Craig, the instructor, and like-minded classmates. I feel very confident in my future trading endeavors. Craig is a great teacher; very patient and eager to answer any and all questions. Thanks a lot, y'all!”

, June 2017

“I think that Craig Weil is a very concerned instructor who really cares about the success of all of his students. He has a very entertaining way of teaching that keeps his students engaged at all times.”

, June 2017

“Craig is Fantastic! A Pro in every way, he knows his market very well. He made it clear to all of us at the get set, to always feel free to let him know if one is not where they should be. He had a few students who were computer challenged and those trigger happy; and he rose to the occasion with patience and grace showing them what to do every time. His presentation skill is superb, in that he could associate things that might have been complex and explained it so it became clear to all. I liked his style because he moved at a comfortable pace. He was in control at all time thus keeping side bar conversation to a minimum.”

, May 2017

“The course material is well thought out. It was very great to see that the course organizers observed part of the class over a weekend and took notes as to how to improve. Instructor, Mr. Craig Weil was extremely helpful and caring. You could sense he really cared about the students learning and improving every day. I think once we are able to work on things individually and later use the resources in actual trade situations, we should know more.”

, May 2017

“Loved him and would really like to see him again. Pace and everything was good and he made sure we all understood regardless, so I really liked that about him. Great guy, great teacher.”

, May 2017

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