Scott Chrisan

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Scott Chrisan brings a classic financial services background to his role as an Online Trading Academy instructor. He earned a degree in finance and worked at several major Wall Street institutions before beginning to trade in 2000. This experience “on the other side of the trade” helps him expose the tactics of professional investors so his students can avoid novice mistakes.

Scott specializes in Equities and his classes provide an updated view of how common stocks trade today. He believes the most important requirement is to understand the risk vs. reward equation for any trade and to follow a trading plan for execution.

Scott still day trades on an active basis so he puts his own money on the line as he helps students identify the best low-risk, high potential opportunities based on our supply and demand strategy. He thinks people are the most important asset of Online Trading Academy and was pleased to be invited to join as an instructor in 2014.


  • BSB - Finance, University of Minnesota, Magna Cum Laude
  • Worked for Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and on the trading floor of the CBOT for Prudential Bache
  • Began trading at a proprietary equities firm in 2000


  • US Markets


  • Stocks


  • Series 7 license
  • held Series 55, 63 and Series 24
  • Former owner of a PHLX broker dealer


  • New Jersey, USA

What Students Are Saying

“I loved that he was trying to just keep it simple and give us tons of TradeStation practice which did take a lot of the fear out of beginning to trade. Great sense of humor. All questions were treated with kindness and respect and would stay with the instruction until you totally understood. Loved that he trades on a daily basis. Lots of tips.”

, September 2016

“I liked the way Scott taught our class in real world situations He used your strategy as a guide and showed us how a professional trader uses that guide. I liked that he kept that class going even though there were people in the class that didn't fully understand. He then took the time to help them one on one when the class was practicing placing trades independently. Thanks for everything Scott.”

, August 2016

“My class experience was super. The instructor worked closely with everyone and was open to questions. It was a pleasure to be among other students who were willing to share their experiences. Without a doubt, Scott's "The General" knowledge base is huge. He brings to the class a wealth of real world experiences that help to drive home a point. He never lost control of the class and was very receptive to everyone. Great job!!”

, August 2016

“The instructor was awesome!! His presentation skills are great!! Very helpful!! His class is fun to be in!!”

, July 2016

“I have been in some level of education for over 30 of my 66 years. I have had only three excellent teachers in those years and one of them is here; he is Scott Chrisan.”

, June 2016

“Scott is an EXCELLENT instructor. He was great at answering questions, keeping it light, and emphasizing the important from the less important. I really enjoy him bringing his own experience into the classroom and keeping it interesting and easy to learn for people of all backgrounds.”

, June 2016
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