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's knowledge on the subject is ridiculously insane. He relates to me because he started trading not with a financial background. He is excellent.”
“Mr. Best is a great instructor. He provided students/me with knowledge that was in the material and also knowledge that could only be learned through experience.”
“Roger was an excellent teacher, explained and embellished the different sections very well with examples and personal experiences. He took my knowledge of stock trading, which was very low, and raised it to the point that I believe I am ready for simulated trading and hopefully soon will be ready for real trading.”
“Roger did a great job of explaining the different aspects in an easy to understand manner. Taking his class helped me gain an understanding of something new and interesting and I believe will lead to a more successful trading experience.”
“I came to this school knowing nothing about nothing about nothing stocks related!! I KNEW NOTHING!! After 1 week with Roger Best, I can honestly say that I can now find supply and demand zones almost instantly. ”
“Roger is a great instructor, very patient, supportive and intuitive about student's strengths and weaknesses. His explanations are clear, sufficiently nuanced and detailed, and interspersed with humorous anecdotes.”