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

“Roger is "Off the Charts"! His professional but relaxed demeanor demonstrates his comfort with the subject of trading. He demonstrates a facility with supply & demand zones and his depth of knowledge of trading is evident throughout his instruction. He invests his time & wisdom in his students and genuinely wants them to succeed. Taking the Pro-Trader course from him has been a privilege and a treat. Roger is simply the Best! Consider yourself very lucky if you are fortunate enough to have Roger as an instructor.”

, August 2016

“It became obvious early on in the class that Roger had a great knowledge of the supply and demand zones and strategies, and experience from before this strategy was even developed. His style, for myself as a complete novice, seemed to simplify the strategy to a place where I'm looking forward to what the next week and beyond has in store.”

, June 2016

“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
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