Roger Best

5 stars – based on 13 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 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.”

, March 2014

“My first exposure to Online Trading Academy education, it was exceptional! Thank you, Roger!!”

, February 2014

“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.”

, January 2014

“I took this class last month and thought it was exceptional. When I came into this Part 2 class on Monday I thought it was going to be the same. It wasn't. Come Tuesday I sat at the computer and became totally confused, muddled. All I could think of was did I change courses? The information seemed so different to me. Then I became angry with myself and thought I refuse to let this happen to me. I refuse to lose. I decided to take what I learned last month and blend it with what I was now learning because I realized Roger and David had a different trading style and used TradeStation differently. When that happened it all clicked. I cannot tell you how much I learned from Roger and I would not have done so if I had not attended this class. He has made me a more well rounded trader even if I am still learning. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate what he has taught me. I would not have missed this class for the world. I thank David as well because he spent time with me and helped to understand what he and Roger were doing. Kudos to both.”

, January 2014

“Instructor clearly, precisely, and methodically broke-down all subject matters and areas of interest, down to the minutes details to CLEARLY UNDERSTANDABLE TERMS! Many times answering a question (in Roger's instruction and teaching) before I could ask it! GOOD JOB, ROGER!”

, November 2013

“Excellent combination of hands-on expertise, communication skills and patience.”

, November 2013
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