Roger Best

5 stars – based on 1 reviews
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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

“My instructor's name is Roger Best; he is the best. To qualify myself, I have found in life that I have to work very hard in life just to be average. Roger was a perfect match. He was slow, methodical, patient, and displayed a genuine concern that we understood the lessons and concepts that he was teaching. I found him to be very skilled and experienced which only exemplifies the quality of the education that Online Trading Academy is proud of. I am very pleased with the education that I received here and am looking forward to returning to further my education in the many classes they have to offer.”

, May 2016

“Really enjoyed Roger and learning from his years of experience and strong belief in OTA's core strategy. Gifted at dealing with the ranges of personality, experience, temperament, level of understanding. Masterful, actually. Tremendously patient and helpful while keeping on schedule.”

, May 2016

“Prepare to get your mind blown! If you've ever wanted to learn about the markets and could never find the open door... this is it! Our instructor for Professional Trader I & II, Roger Best, provided the best mix of information, relative stories, and hands on learning to help launch us to start navigating this exciting dynamic industry. Roger Best is very informed / experienced, personable, encouraging and diplomatic in his approach to various ideas, questions and input from the class. Roger is truly BEST. His ability to control and move the class as he continues to give us room to ask questions and explore this new world of trading is so appreciated. Thank you so much Roger!”

, April 2016

“Roger set me up for success! He is very knowledgeable on the subject and has shared his extremely valuable experience. He compressed a lot of information into chewable bites with humor and patience.”

, April 2016

“Roger Best was AWESOME! Roger brought Pro Trader part one and two full circle. I didn't quite grasp the core strategy in part one, and then Roger made it all make sense. His anecdotes helped enormously.”

, April 2016

“Once you have done something 10,000 times by a magnitude of 100, it becomes integrated so well that it is assumed. Rely on it for another 10,000 times and it becomes seamless and then invisible. Rely on it 10,000 times more and it becomes an unconscious action that is reliable yet forgotten. This is the level that the pundits and reviewers describe as "Masterful", and as being "Gifted". What gets overlooked in the trading tabloids and trading forums is the person who is masterful and can describe this "unconscious" "forgotten" "reliable" discipline to a novice so that there is a clear connection to the "Masterful" level. Roger's introduction, presentation and treatment of ProTrader 1 and 2 does just that. He is able to describe the "unconscious" "forgotten" "reliable" decision making process, learned over 25 years of practice, so well that even an "experienced" novice can be empowered. He is able to do this because he is still in touch with his own personal epiphanies and first time discoveries and able to recreate the heart and soul of the topic to a classroom of students.”

, April 2016
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