Gary Rozak

Online Trading Academy
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Gary Rozak is a former floor trader who brings extensive real-world experience to his role as Online Trading Academy Instructor. He also understands the complexity of portfolio management as a fiduciary for a 401(k) plan and can help students who want to take control of their retirement plans.

Gary feels that many investors take many risks they don’t need to, either through lack of education or inappropriate advice. In his classes, he emphasizes the importance of the proper risk/reward ratio on each and every trade.

Gary came to Online Trading Academy because he felt it offers the best education platform in teaching wealth management, trading skills and confidence. His passion is to help others achieve financial independence by sharing his deep knowledge of the markets.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Former floor trader, Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
  • Managing Director of a fixed income and mortgage-backed securities company
  • President of a $30 million electronics company with 18 U.S. locations and Fiduciary for its 401(k) plan


  • UK Markets
  • US Markets


  • Wealth Management


  • Traded a $300 million portfolio of mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasuries to hedge existing mortgages during the 2008 financial crisis
  • Hosts a regular LinkedIn forum on interest rates and yield curves, focused on the U.S. Treasury auctions
  • Avid recreational athlete who enjoys hockey, skiing, basketball and golf


Illinois, USA

What Students Are Saying

“The instructor simplified the process for trading options. No gimmicks or unnecessary, and all too often, confusing information. Simply how to trade and how to achieve a high probability of making money. ”

, June 2017

“I have attended and completed the Forex, Futures, Stock and now just completed the ProActive Investor Class held in the Denver office hosted by Gary Rozak. Gary has a very unique approach to investing that hit a AAA+ rating with me. I would highly recommend taking a class with Gary as it could change your life and understanding in the options markets.”

, May 2017

“Gary Rozak did a wonderful job teaching this PAI class. He reinforced concepts with many years of experience and it made everything real. This class was truly a positive experience. He had unmatched experience, he made the class fun, he presented in a way that stuck in my mind, He always made sure that no one was left behind. Please invite Gary back to the center. He was Awesome!!!”

, May 2017

“Gary Rozak combines his unique experience as a trader with his well thought-out teaching style. He clearly unfolds the mechanics and strategies for a clear path for the independent investor to succeed. This was (and is) a remarkable experience - what a privilege to be able to learn from this master.”

, May 2017

“Gary Rozak is truely an amazing instructor, and made this course the best I have ever taken at OTA. He is a at truly gifted teacher. He has an amazing ability to very much maintain the interest of more experienced students while at the same time making sure less experienced students are understanding and comprehending the materials. His personal insights and experience very much added to the practical value of the course, and certainly helps get to the goal of making money in the markets while preserving capital. It's clear he is excited by what he does and really cares about his students. The week has been a phenomenal experience!”

, May 2017

“This class was so unbelievable. Gary really filled in many gaps i had with my wealth bucket trading. I leave this class with an unbelievable amount of confidence after learning from gary the many nuances that he has learned being a trader for 25+ years. I have a feeling, 25 years from now that I will look back and be forever grateful to Gary.”

, May 2017

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