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

“I enjoyed the instructor (Scott Chrisan) VERY MUCH! He was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was very present and available to answer questions. I look forward to taking a class with him again when I have a better grasp of the information. His personal knowledge seems limitless. He was excellent at instilling courage, something I needed very much.”

, February 2017

“Chris was just excellent! Not only did he cover the course material, he shared a lot of great ideas from his own experience as a trader. His 'recipes' helped immensely in 'getting started'. I'll be retaking this course if he teaches it in Boston again in the near future.”

, January 2017

“Scott Chrisan had a lot to offer because of his long experience in the industry. He was very accessible to help out when I was stuck. He also was very knowledgeable and very articulate in sharing it with us, and explained basics and advanced concepts very well.”

, January 2017

“Scott is a trader and passed his knowledge on to me in a way that brought a lot of the theory into place. I had been getting stopped out too much and he showed us ways of not doing that or at least improving our odds. Much more practical time trading than in previous course, and that to me is the best way.”

, January 2017

“Scott was an excellent instructor. He made the course very enjoyable. He gave us a step by step guide to follow for making and evaluating trades. I would highly recommend any beginner to take his course.”

, November 2016

“I am so glad to meet this instructor who is friendly to every student. I love he is so thoughtful for students and providing us the very useful and practical real trades for students own understanding, and figuring out what is right and what is wrong on their trades. I love the trading practice.”

, November 2016
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