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

“Darek has an excellent teaching style with a great sense of humor. I hope to take additional courses with him.”

, January 2015

“Darek is an exceptional instructor. He has the unique ability to reach out to people of all skill and experience levels and explain the concepts in terms they can understand. I learned a lot about subject matter where I thought I was fairly experienced. Darek also gave us the benefit of his trading experiences so we wouldn't make the same mistakes.”

, November 2014

“The presentation by Derek has been inspirational and the best example of how to incorporate the material to trading.”

, October 2014

“Darek was very clear in his answers to questions.... and most unusually, he had a clear explanation for almost everything that anyone came up with during the class. He has an exceptional breadth of experience in trading, and especially in taxation and the way to structure yourself legally as a trader. He also has an excellent demeanor, and he would keep control of the class so that we did not segue into irrelevancies.”

, October 2014

“Darek is an amazing instructor. He truly cares about each individual student's success. I have learned so much from the class, and I will be trying hard to remember everything that was taught. There is a tremendous amount of material that was covered. Darek did a great job catering to all the students.”

, October 2014

“Derek is my favorite instructor so far. Not only is he knowledgeable in many areas, but also presents the topics in an enlightening and enjoyable manner.”

, October 2014
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