Roger Best

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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

“I have never known an instructor/teacher anywhere who answers questions with as much precision, clarity, and thoughtfulness as Roger Best does. He also is a master of staying on topic in his regular teaching while at the same time presenting both himself and his subject matter in a humanistic (i.e. not mechanical) way.”

, March 2016

“Very patient, informative, a wealth of knowledge and shared that information in a very positive and inspiring way.”

, March 2016

“I enjoyed Roger's measured approach, his straight forward and down to earth style, and his consummate patience in presenting the material.”

, February 2016

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and very clear in his presentation. He also added lots of interest to the class by sharing informative and historical information about the industry.”

, February 2016

“Mr. Best is very patient with our questions and very knowledgeable. He covers the material in a timely and orderly way. He understands when he has saturated us with so much information that it's time to take a break. I enjoy being in his class.”

, February 2016

“Roger's knowledge is extensive and well dispersed to students in a fun and informative way.”

, January 2016
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