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

“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

“Gary was very understanding of the need to make sure his students understand the strategy taught. He was very good at repeating multiple times the strategy; his main concern being that the lessons he teaches are understood and that the function of entering a position in the marketplace is well managed and protected. I am very thankful for his skill and experience, and also his wisdom. His many years of working in the industry have made him a most valuable resource for me.”

, April 2017

“Gary Rozak speaks from experience, which is clearly evident in his constant/steady and confident approach. His analogies help to paint a clear picture of how, what is typically a complicated structure (puts/calls) can have a simplified the approach. He builds your confidence through practice and consistency; there is absolutely no whishy/washy approach in Gary's delivery. This is the approach I think every person new to investing in the market, especially options, need because there are simply so many "options" to how you can enter/exit the market. Clarity in the approach is key to being confident. I would highly recommend Gary's course to anyone.”

, April 2017

“Instructor's knowledge and experience, very valuable. Taught strategies important to my goals. Instructor made the lessons very interesting and motivational.”

, April 2017

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