John Rowland

Online Trading Academy
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John has been a trader for nearly 30 years, starting while he was still in college. Through most of his career he was a floor trader in oil and gas futures, and he has also worked as an “EDF Man” specializing in natural gas commodities.

As an Online Trading Academy Instructor, John Rowland offers priceless real world experience that helps his student see the big picture of economic conditions and how they translate into low risk, high potential trading opportunities. He believes there is always an opportunity in the futures market for traders who do their homework.

John’s favorite moment as a teacher is “watching the light bulb come on in my students’ eyes” when they understand how supply and demand can translate into winning trades.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Rollins College 
  • 17-year member of NYMEX 
  • member of education and settlement committees 
  • Head trader and floor manager at a natural gas trading firm


  • US Markets


  • Futures


  • Former holder of Series 3 license 
  • Recipient of Dale Carnegie Award 
  • Avid skier and golfer


Pennsylvania, USA

What Students Are Saying

“We had perhaps one of the best possible instructors imaginable. I feel like I learned so much in so little time and realized I have so much to learn from what I learned in these few days. Mr. Rowland is so knowledgeable and passionate about this field, I was very impressed and intrigued. Can't wait to put some of this to use. Thanks.”

, June 2017

“John Rowland is a WOW! instructor. I am so impressed and would take classes from John over and over again. He is high energy, patient and encouraging to his students. He has a wealth of experience as a trader and his professional experience just added to the flavor and learning environment of the class. It is so much easier to learn from someone who clearly has a love for what they do and a desire to make their students successful. Thanks John! Can't wait for the next class with you!”

, June 2017

“John Rowland was Excellent! His Knowledge, Outstanding....Energy, Contagious and Patience, Appreciated. I would attend any of his classes with anticipation and excitement...He makes it FUN!!”

, June 2017

“John Rowland presented a complicated curriculum in a very clear and effective manner. He interacted extremely well with students and kept everyone's attention at all times.”

, June 2017

“John is an excellent instructor and presents the material very well and professionally. His personal stories of past trading experiences are entertaining and contain valuable lessons.”

, May 2017

“OTA provides honest education with a clear and genuine interest in student success. I couldn't be happier with OTA Toronto as both a learning center and a community. I could easily write 1000 words or more on the incredible instructors I've experienced here in the pro trader and futures class, but suffice to say John Rowland scores a literal 12/10. His ability to teach dynamically and offer interesting learning opportunities around every corner of discussion was absolutely invaluable to me as a novice trader, and overall my ability to access brilliant minds like Dan Sugar and John Rowland is what has given me the assurance that my tuition was well spent.”

, May 2017

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