Jeff Manson

Online Trading Academy
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Jeff Manson has been trading since 1997. His experience is broad-based, and he actively trades equities, futures, commodities, bonds, currencies, E-Mini’s and options. Jeff uses his personal trading experience to teach students how to apply Online Trading Academy’s core strategy using a step by step trading plan. After completing an Online Trading Academy course with Jeff as your Instructor, you will have the tools and skills to: Develop your own trading plan – specific to you - consistent with your objectives and life-style, know what you should be trading, know you are focusing on the right trades, know when to get in and out of that trade, know how to trade the “right” side of the chart – not what has happened, but what has a high probability of happening, understand the bad habits and/or psychology that keep you from reaching your trading goals, make your trading mechanical in nature and minimize the emotions that come with trading and understand why the market moves when it does.

  • Lessons From The Pros
  • Mastermind Instructor
  • Instructor Excellence Award
  • Center's Choice Award


  • US Markets


  • Futures
  • Graduate Programs
  • Mastermind Community
  • Stocks


  • Author of two trading books
  • Designed and conducted trading courses for large groups
  • Conducted online chat rooms and webinars
  • Guest speaker at various trader events
  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Hour with the Pros


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Great, great teacher. Jeff Manson is both an intuitive teacher and an intentional teacher. I never felt overwhelmed. I kept progressing. Through it all I have come out with a new way of thinking, emoting and doing - one that I can maintain through ups and downs.”

, April 2017

“This was a retake for me. Jeff was very good with answering questions in a way that would make me think about my own trading. This gave me the ability to evaluate and arrive at a conclusion that fit my trading plan. I found the information easy to understand and am ready to get back to trading on Monday to implement what I have learned.”

, April 2017

“I was totally amazed at Jeff Manson's skill. He has not only a total mastery of trading, but he truly KNOWS where the students are coming from... where new traders have strength and weaknesses... what they are thinking... where they are making their mistakes. It is almost like he has been looking over my shoulder while I was trading on the simulator at my house! His ability to use a broad area of trading techniques and blend that with amazing metaphors resulted in a great learning environment for me and it will help me retain that knowledge for a long time!”

, April 2017

“Where do I begin? Jeff Manson has a masterful teaching structure that resonates to students of all walks of life. He has a keen perception to know when to reinforce the concept and when to wait until later in the week. He also presented trading (not limited to futures) by defining what to look for by using numbers through his niche fractals. He also complemented OTA's timing strategy with how to understand the market environment by knowing what/how to look/ in news and reports. When he challenged us to think, he connected the dots masterfully in the fifth days. I heard lots of fellow students talking how they understood what was taught on the last day. His journey to come to teach trading is an entirely different package of inspiration that probably would attracts tons of people who are hesitating to enter into this business. His humbleness and patience also taught us not just how to approach trading, but how to live a life. This class gave me so much to appreciate.”

, April 2017

“Very knowledgeable and excited about trading. One can see it in his eyes. Good stories and examples helped increase my understanding. Jeff went outside the box and challenged us to find and verify new strategies. The core course is fairly straightforward - it's the extras that will make the difference.”

, April 2017

“Jeff has excellent presentation skills, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. I learned so much from him! He provided excellent theory but also practical skills on how to make income!”

, February 2017

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