Darek Zelek

5 stars – based on 28 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 really enjoy having Darek as instructor. He shares much of his personal experience with the students and always makes sure we have a good grasp of the subject before moving on to the next one. He has a wealth of knowledge and is always willing to share when asked.”

, March 2015

“The instructor, Derek Zelek,, was skillful in managing the class. This created a cooperative atmosphere and enjoyable learning experience for all. Everybody participated in this class, which reflects on the instructor's skill.”

, February 2015

“This is a retake for me. The instructor, Derek, gave an excellent presentation for people starting in managing retirement portfolios. Very clear on how to set up our portfolio and for beginners, hands on experience using the computer to set up our trades. Very clear on setting up options trades. Should be ready to launch.”

, February 2015

“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
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