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

“I found the instructor to be thorough and disciplined with respect to the course curriculum. I also found him to be interesting, humorous, helpful, enthusiastic, insightful, intense. One of the best so far.”

, August 2017

“John Rowland was very informative and very patient with the class. He made sure we understood the concepts he was teaching and answered any questions we had. He even helped boost my confidence to trade a live account in small amounts. Thanks, John!”

, August 2017

“John truly expanded my outlook on trading. He increased my comfort with what I know, expanded my knowledge greatly, and increased my desire to learn more.”

, July 2017

“Learned a great deal. Found the instructor to be extremely knowledgeable & highly organized. Would highly recommend this instructor & the program.”

, July 2017

“OTA has some great instructors! John has been the best thus far. Let me qualify this... It is no surprise that John is an expert in his field, but I think what sets him apart is the way he delivers the class. I felt that his teachings were equally conducive to the learning of both junior traders and traders with experience. Great use of study aids and John's own material - very helpful! Also enjoyed the independent trade times. I think it was a great idea for John to allow the students to research and decide which 3-5 markets they were interested in trading and then having them work with this specific market for the remainder of the week. Overall, I had a great experience and look forward to implementing the learnings into my trade plan.”

, July 2017

“I enjoyed the class because the teacher was clear in what he teaches. He was very attentive to the students' questions and responded so we could understand.”

, July 2017

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