Roger Best

Online Trading Academy
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Roger Best has been involved in the stock market since the age of 18. He is an equities specialist who formerly traded for his own account on the largest trading floor in the western United States. He currently trades his personal account at his private trading office, and is a periodic Instructor for Online Trading Academy.

An expert in algorithmic order execution, Roger brings this unique scientific experiential perspective to every class. Over the years he has traded and taught on many of the leading direct access trading platforms. Adept at both swing and momentum trading, Roger clearly describes and demonstrates these methods to his students. As he reduces complex trading strategies to their individual components, his students gain a solid foundation in basic concepts from which to develop and enhance their own trading techniques. Roger believes that, “As educators and professional traders, one of the most important things we do for students is apply our collective experience to filter out the less valuable inefficient practices and focus on the more reliable ones.”

An authority on risk management, Roger has done extensive research in quantifying and managing trading risk factors. A stickler for trading discipline, he is quick to explain why discipline and risk management are so essential to success, and exactly how to achieve them — his students learn the art and science of trading defensively. Roger is an adamant proponent of the “immersion educational experience,” and possesses a passionate energy for teaching the trading business.

  • Power Trader Nation
  • Instructor of the Year Award


  • Bachelor degrees in International Marketing and Business Law, University of Washington Business School


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • Founder, president and CEO of asset management and consulting firm which handled a total portfolio of over 100,000,000
  • Contributor of features and functionality to direct access trading platforms
  • Consultant for "black box" system engineers
  • CES Certified
  • Power Trading Radio guest, as well as numerous other financial radio programs


California, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Excellent program. I enjoyed every minute and the new format gave me more confidence in how to apply the Supply and Demand strategy. It is a very powerful concept. Roger Best is extremely experienced in what he does, trading and teaching. The entire class benefited much from his insights and experience. He was able to contextualize the S&D concepts with the real life examples.”

, June 2017

“My instructor, Roger, was so very experienced, patient and witty in his approach to teaching the class. His integration of his life experiences also aided in my ability to retain the information.”

, June 2017

“I found Roger to be very supportive. He is one of the few teachers I have encountered in an educational setting who genuinely encouraged questions from all the class members, and treated the people asking the questions with respect. He never made anyone in the class feel "stupid" for asking a question, even if he had already gone over the material many times. He never raised his voice or showed any signs of losing his temper. I was greatly impressed by his trading experience. His stories of his personal history provided insights beyond what the course material provided.”

, May 2017

“I cannot say enough great things about Roger Best. He is so knowledgeable, patient and also relates his personal experiences to the trading applications in an understandable easy manner. Overall a great guy and great instructor!!!”

, May 2017

“Thank you for showing a simple method that when followed will be life changing. Roger, thank you for your patient, knowledgeable care. You did a great job of meeting EVERY student where they were. Not an easy task with such a large class.”

, April 2017

“Roger is a great instructor. He is the best and has so much experience in trading. He was very generous on sharing his knowledge, and he was very good at delivering his knowledge. He will be the one I would like to model in my trading. ”

, March 2017

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