Darek Zelek

5 stars – based on 25 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

“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.”

, 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.”

, March 2014

“This class offered much more than I expected. Darek was well organized and presented everything well and clearly. He was extremely encouraging and had many suggestions about how to 'just get started.'”

, February 2014

“Darek was fantastic! He is very knowledgeable and has great insights into the industry that are not covered in the course materials. His background story of how he became a trader just makes him that much more believable and a role model for aspiring traders.”

, February 2014

“Derek is an excellent instructor who effectively engages his students and motivates their learning.”

, February 2014

“Darek is the best! Very thorough, controls the environment and keeps the class on track and moving at a great pace. Takes time to make sure all students are clear on the material before moving on. Darek has great energy and is a pleasure to have as an instructor. I spent the money to track Darek down in Boston after not being able to attend his class in my hometown of Kansas City. Money extremely well spent!”

, January 2014
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