Gabe Velazquez

Online Trading Academy
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Gabe Velazquez got his start in the markets as a broker trainee in 1997 and witnessed the gut wrenching fear of investors during that time period and the wild speculative euphoria of the late 90's. That experience brought to light the importance risk management plays in trading and investing. In fact, it's greatly influenced the way he trades today.

After many years of managing other people's money, Gabe now concentrates full time on trading his own portfolio and teaching for Online Trading Academy. Gabe is also OTA's Pro Picks Manager, so students who have him as an Instructor will benefit from his first hand experience of daily involvement in the market. He brings with him an acute awareness and understanding of how the markets really work. Articulating this knowledge clearly, succinctly, and with enthusiasm is something students can appreciate.

Gabe looks forward to sharing his passion for trading and the markets with you at one of his next scheduled classes.

  • Lessons From The Pros
  • Power Trader Nation
  • Mastermind Instructor


  • Broker for Paine Webber
  • Conducted technical analysis seminars throughout Southern California


  • Indian Markets
  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Graduate Programs
  • Mastermind Community
  • Stocks


  • Series 7, 63, 9 and 10 licenses
  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Hour with the Pros


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Excellent. One of the best instructors out there. Very straight to point. Clear and focused. Nothing irrelevant with an emphasis on practical skills. I will leave the class with a clear plan that I can put to work straight away.”

, April 2017

“Having taken classes in Stocks and Forex, I knew this would be an amazing opportunity to be trained by Gabe Velazquez. I will be watching his XLTs closely and will be using him as my mentor for Futures. As always, the instructors at OTA prove to be world class.”

, April 2017

“Gabe Velazquez did an outstanding job giving me (and the class) a sound foundation on the OTA core strategy and I feel I am ready to learn the other markets. Thank you for helping me find my next career!”

, March 2017

“Gabe made you think. I was impressed by how quickly he was able to detect the problem with someone's trade. No question went unanswered. He made you ready for the "real World".”

, March 2017

“Gabe did a great job! He is nice, happy, willing to take the time to help us. He definitely knows all about the lessons. Good at showing us charts, nice explanation of the slides and able to answer our questions. Seems like we had a good schedule. Thank you for putting me in the class.”

, February 2017

“Our instructor, Gabe Velazquez, has a very disciplined approach to teaching this class. He made sure all the slides and core strategies are covered. He paid attention to all the students and had the class engaged the whole time. One of the best classes I have taken at OTA.”

, February 2017

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