Darek Zelek

5 stars – based on 3 reviews
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As a young, successful entrepreneur, Darek Zelek quickly discovered that understanding economic conditions and recognizing market imbalances of supply and demand leads to opportunities for those that can spot them.

In 2003 Darek started to invest in the Equities and Futures markets, which is how he met his mentor, a Chicago Board of Trade commodities trader. Darek says, “Trading using today’s technology is an incredible business. You have no employees, no worries of worker compensation issues, freedom to work from any place in the world, and ability to find buyers and sellers instantly.”

As a student at Online Trading Academy, Darek used his natural skill and teaching ability to mentor students who struggled as new traders. He took them under his wing and showed them simple, yet powerful techniques that allowed them to become more disciplined traders.

Darek understands what it takes to become a successful trader, and as an Instructor he has the ability and willingness to share his experience and trading techniques with his students. He is one of those individuals that has patience, dedication and passion for trading and teaching. He often says, “Learn to trade for a skill and the art of trading and naturally success and profits will follow."


  • Graduate of DePaul University
  • CEO of a successful construction development firm


  • Indian Markets
  • US Markets


  • Graduate Programs
  • Stocks
  • Wealth Management


  • Online Trading Academy graduate
  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Currently earning the Chartered Market Technician Certification
  • Hour with the Pros


  • Arizona, USA

Student Testimonials

"I'm stunned. Darek far exceeded my expectations. He is attentive to personal and class dynamics and incorporated the material into the uniqueness of the class needs effortlessly. I am truly grateful."

Rating: 5 out of 5
, March 2014

"Darek was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. He made sure that we understood the course content before moving to the next session. We would definitely like to have him back for more instruction."

Rating: 5 out of 5
, March 2014

"Darek is a true trading/investing professional, only to be eclipsed by his phenomenal presence and communication aura that is truly rare... a testament to the caliber of talent Online Trading Academy attracts."

, January 2014

"Darek was wonderful. He clarified a world and language I often find overwhelming and difficult to understand. I would like to take more classes with him. He is very gifted."

, October 2013

"Darek has good control with the class with class material. All the questions answered in full in class and he took pains to clear doubts individually. He is very much knowledgeable, attitude is good and always smiling even in difficulty. Thanks for this person."

, June 2013

"Excellent trainer, very helpful, patient and provides plenty of examples of real life applications beyond what is covered in the slides. Great sense of humor too!"

, June 2013

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