Rick Wright

Online Trading Academy
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Rick Wright began trading equities in 1997 and was introduced to the Forex market in 2002.

Rick's goal as an Online Trading Academy Instructor is to accelerate student's learning curve of trading, eliminating the costly process of students figuring things out with their own money. He will show several examples of common, costly trading mistakes so those mistakes, and the losses incurred from them, can be avoided. Traders will learn how to recognize the differences between long and short term trends, where to enter trades, and where to exit based on previous price action.

In 2013 and 2015, Rick's Lessons from the Pros articles were instrumental in Online Trading Academy being awarded the Forex Best award from FXStreet.com for Best Education Content.

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  • Studied economics and psychology, Iowa State University
  • Broker, branch manager, VP positions in the brokerage business


  • US Markets


  • Forex
  • Futures
  • Stocks


  • CES Certified
  • NASD series 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 55, 63 and 65 licenses
  • Guest on various TV and business talk radio shows
  • Power Trading Radio guest
  • Member of the Market Technicians Association
  • Pursuing his Chartered Market Technician designation
  • Award Winning Author
  • Award Winning Trader


  • Texas, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Rick is exceptional. He teaches the information that you need to make money, explains it well, and almost insists that you succeed.”

, October 2016

“Rick provided us with practical information, lots of practice time, and additional information to help us with our trading plans and daily routines. Rick's style of simple examples and analogies will be helpful as we leave class. Sure wish he would provide XLT classes.”

, September 2016

“Rick was able to convey Forex concepts to new students in a beautifully clear manner. As a result, there were seldom questions from the students saying they needed to have concepts re-explained. He established rapport quickly, and demonstrated his expertise during the week as he opened positions, and added-on to them. I felt very fortunate to have had him as an instructor. ”

, July 2016

“Rick Wright has a great personality, sense of humor, intelligence, training, schooling, skills and management style to be a trading instructor. It is a pleasure to take a class from someone that truly enjoys his work.”

, July 2016

“Rick's presentation of the material was clear and concise. He focused on exactly what we need to know as students to trade successfully. His classroom examples supported the class materials very well and provided real world experience. I feel that I'm now ready to begin trading successfully.”

, July 2016

“I appreciated the instructor's awareness in seeking to squelch bad habits and review the critical indicators. Communicated effectively and made the topic interesting and easier to understand.”

, June 2016
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