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

“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

“Scott was amazing and I loved the way he taught the class. He is knowledgeable, funny, willing to share his insights without deviating from curriculum or taking too much time with personal anecdotes, and he is respectful, kind and engaging.”

, April 2017

“Scott Chrisan ("The General") did a great job! He is obviously very knowledgeable and taught in a way to help us understand. He also has a great sense of humor and made learning fun!”

, March 2017

“I'm glad that I had the opportunity to learn the material from an experienced and professional trader! Mr. Chrisan made the material easy to follow, learn, understand and fun! I would definitely re-take this course to further my mastery of the "core strategy" to become a better trader.”

, March 2017

“Scott kept us moving forward, comfortable, encouraged, grinning and laughing, thinking, dreaming big and planning how to get there. It was a tremendous confidence-booster as well as practical lesson. We needed both at this early stage, and he did it expertly.”

, March 2017

“He is a professional, and a "General" at that :). He is very qualified as a trader and as an instructor. He is entertaining, and most of all he is not selfish with what he knows.”

, March 2017

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