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

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

, January 2016

“I couldn't be more pleased; his knowledge, experience and the way he presented all the info was just excellent. Obviously, teaching is something Roger loves doing, at least that is the way I felt during the whole time I spent in the seminar. He made this learning experience special! ROGER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!”

, January 2016

“Roger Best is the best. He takes all the intimidation out of trying to learn a complex area. Friendly and informative. He has a vast amount of experience and the capacity to impart that knowledge to his students.”

, January 2016

“Roger is amazingly thorough and knows his stuff cold. He has very high ethical standards. I'm an old guy and have seen zillions of presenters and he is a natural instructor, and I can tell he really likes this role.”

, November 2015

“I feel like I have just listened to a seven day TED talk on the subject of being a professional in the stock market, and I learned something useful about myself every minute along the way. Roger has installed a lot of good thoughts and habits into my thinking; it may well be my default setting for the rest of my life regarding financial matters. I listened to every word and not a word was wasted. Thanks, Roger. It was the best seminar that I have ever attended.”

, September 2015

“Roger Best is a very patient teacher; he listened to you until he understood your problem. I had not fully understood the deep meaning of the concept of Supply and Demand, but now I am feeling more confident about it. Roger Best's knowledge on the subject is outstanding; he taught us with authority, He told us the history, how OTA came to being which is very exciting. His presentation and management style is comforting to us.”

, September 2015
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