Darek Zelek

5 stars – based on 43 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 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

“I would recommend Darek Zelek as an OTA instructor very highly. He really made it a priority to make the class an extremely beneficial experience for everyone in the class. I really liked Darek's ability to present the material, a lot of it quite complex, with a very upbeat friendly attitude and a good deal of humor. Much appreciated.”

, September 2014

“Darek Zelek treats all of us as friends. He has an amazing inclusive attitude to all of us.”

, September 2014

“Darek's knowledge and experience are impressive. His sense of humor and pace kept us alert and attentive, and looking to learn more.”

, August 2014

“Darek is both a gifted and talented instructor. He exhibits an extremely high-level of expertise. Patience is also a key virtue and he is additionally blessed with that virtue. Thank you, Darek and Online Trading Academy!!”

, August 2014

“Darek is a very good instructor that helped me out on a lot of stuff to become wealthy. I wish I met him early and became financially independent early in my life. Thanks, Darek.”

, August 2014
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