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

“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

“I was impressed with our instructor. The OTA knowledge was the easy part. He did a great job giving real life successes and failures in trading that really resonated with me. I also liked how Roger would recommend other instructors to gain a wide base of knowledge.”

, January 2017

“Roger was an excellent, clear, precise, knowledgeable and a professional instructor that took me from zero to 90 in this course. I love the way that he explained in specific detail, and his wonderful sense of humor made the class just an incredible experience for all of us. Thank you so much Roger.”

, January 2017

“I went through the core strategy and enjoyed the program very much. I was very impressed with their system of timing the market that I am inspired and motivated to continue my education in Futures and Mastermind Community. All the instructors are wizards in every aspect of the market trading industry. Instructor, Roger Best, is a wealth of knowledge and master in teaching foundation in trading. OTA has a university feel with a homely atmosphere. I feel I can take the information taught and go far with it.”

, January 2017

“Roger Best = the Best! He is not only very knowledgeable but entertaining. He is simple and direct. Answered questions clearly. ”

, January 2017

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