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

“Before I enrolled in the Futures Class I thought I would do it for knowledge, but that I would not trade this particular market. However, after just the third day of class, not only do I know the market that interested me, but which one I want to trade. John Rowland's extensive knowledge, experience and focus turned it around for me! His great sense of humor made an intense class fun & interesting. His passion & dedication came throughout the entire course. It gave me the confidence I needed to move forward. Gratefully yours!”

, April 2017

“I love John's teaching style, content, caring for students, warmth, knowledge and more. He not only makes sure everyone is not behind during class time, but also always stays back for students' questions and inquiries during break times. Every day, he waits for students get lunch first before himself.”

, April 2017

“Thank you, OTA, for having an instructor of John Rowland's experience; 5 day class was not enough. John Rowland has exceptional teaching skills, definitely of award winning caliber. Need more classes with John Rowland.”

, April 2017

“John Rowland was an excellent instructor. I've taken John's class before and enjoyed his way of teaching so much it made me excited to come back and take his class again. He has an awesome approach to trading and shared some great odds enhancers which will certainly help the quality of my trades. He had a great understanding of the seasonality of commodities and it helped me understand where the high probability trades are. I've taken many classes at OTA and loved every one of them. John's class seems to have been one of my favorites for sure. 10/10 love his style of teaching.”

, March 2017

“John Rowland is a great instructor!!! He is extremely experienced and is humble at the same time. I learned plenty of tools that I can now refine and eventually use.”

, March 2017

“John Rowland has all the characteristics of a great instructor. Not only is he on top of his game and knows his material beyond belief, but also very attentive and helpful and providing answers to all questions. Thanks for a great experience, John.”

, March 2017

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