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.
- Bachelor degrees in International Marketing and Business Law, University of Washington Business School
- 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
What Students Are Saying
“The instructor exhibited extensive knowledge in his field. Presented information in a variety of ways, which was helpful to people with different learning styles. Managed the group well, keeping the class on target. Used many visual aids and examples making this an excellent experience.”
“Instructor is very good in explaining in a very easy to understand way, the material to apply in the real world market. Instructor is very good to answer our questions. Very knowledgeable with the presentation, management skills. With this course, we learned a lot.”
“Roger is always very professional and has a very high standard of knowledge and experience. His pace of the class ensures that persons have a very good understanding of the course.”
“Very knowledgeable, approachable, passionate about OTA. Uses a lot of metaphors to enhance learning and retention of material covered.”
“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.”
“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.”