Scott Chrisan

Online Trading Academy
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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

“The General is a fully engaged instructor. His experience as a successful trader translated into my confidence in what he was saying. He made a point of keeping us engaged in the material he was presenting and he was always receptive to questions. Thanks.”

, June 2017

“Scott Chrisan is a really knowledgeable trader with an amazing background.”

, May 2017

“Very "real". Scott is a down to earth guy, and this is appreciated when I live in the real world every day. He's not afraid to say the imperfect thought. His concern for students and handling of them was respectful, even gentle, which is appreciated in such a class. He knows trading backwards and forwards. There was no hesitation on his ability to answer any question thrown at him. He managed the class and course material so everything was thoroughly covered. There was a constant sense of good energy. I never felt tired or sleepy, which is remarkable. He's a Vikings fan, so there's that.”

, May 2017

“Excellent Teacher, that is he stuck to the course material, explained it well, and brought in real world examples of his own to reinforce the material.”

, April 2017

“Scott presented the OTA Core Strategy flawlessly; I feel like I got a comprehensive glimpse into the world of the professional trader. Scott "The General" Chrisan was very informative and entertaining; I look forward to attending additional classes that he teaches.”

, April 2017

“In my opinion, Scott Chrisan is a very professional instructor. He presents the material in the way that is easy to understand for the students. He is also very devoted, patient, helpful and understanding when it comes to dealing with the issues that students are facing during the course of the entire 7 days of the classes. Scott's positive and enthusiastic attitude keeps the class constantly interested in the material presented by him. His humorous approach/accents during the course of the day is a big plus. It is fun to be around him.”

, April 2017

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