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
“Roger Best was a great instructor. He made it simple to understand and took his time. Overall great experience. The staff in Norwalk is great as well. I am looking forward to my next class. If you can ever learn from Roger I recommend it.
“Roger did a great job. You could tell he put a lot of effort into presenting and working through the concepts from the perspective of the student enforcing why things were working the way they were working.”
“This was a good introductory class. I am eager to put what I learned into practice.”
“Roger is thorough and makes the trading concepts easy to understand. He is careful to answer our questions so we understand and Roger teaches the core concepts and related material very clearly. Roger's easy going style and welcoming attitude centered around our education comes shining through. I learned a lot and look forward to his return. Alan's support on core strategy and trade station mechanics during the class was a valuable complement to Roger.”
“My first exposure to Online Trading Academy education, it was exceptional! Thank you, Roger!!”
“Roger Best is an outstanding instructor; he is a perfect blend of knowledge, humor, and wisdom. I am glad that he was our instructor for this course; there are few people that I know of who could have met the challenge as gracefully as he did. This course was not easy, and was just the right level of challenge for me that I can honestly say that I grew during the time spent here, not just in my knowledge base, but in my entire worldview.”