Darek Zelek

5 stars – based on 34 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."

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  • 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

What Students Are Saying

“Derek is a terrific instructor with excellent course materials to work with, based on an intelligent trading strategy. I feel like I'm ready to trade with my own money now. In fact, I now see that doing so will expand my understanding of the material covered in the class. I'm looking forward to our next class. Thank you so much.”

, May 2014

“Learning with Darek has been a great experience. Great levels of enthusiasm.”

, May 2014

“Darek is an amazing instructor. He explained complex concepts in easy to understand ways. I had many eye-opening understanding of trading in his class. He is one of the best teachers I have ever had. ”

, April 2014

“Great Instructor. Darek did a wonderful job of presenting the material and had extreme patience in answering questions and helping the class.”

, April 2014

“Darek was great at taking the time to answer our questions and explaining fully in a way for me to understand.”

, March 2014

“Derek was extremely helpful to both the experienced traders and the newbies. It is difficult to teach to both levels and he did it with ease. Thank you, Derek!”

, March 2014
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