Wayne Citron

Online Trading Academy
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Wayne Citron began his trading career nearly 40 years ago on the now-defunct Mid America Exchange. He began trading on CBOT in 1981 and purchased a membership there in 1983. Throughout his long career he has traded a wide variety of assets while specializing in financial futures.

Wayne has also worked as a professional photographer—a profession which, like trading, requires personal discipline and attention to detail. His students can expect to learn how to combine Online Trading Academy's patented trading strategy with real-life challenges and opportunities.

As an Online Trading Academy Instructor, Wayne tells his students that trading is a marathon, not a sprint, and each day is a new opportunity to succeed and put aside any past disappointments.


  • B.A., Economics, Northeast Illinois 
  • University U.S. Navy Photographer’s Mate 
  • Independent energy broker with Next Energy Services


  • US Markets


  • Futures


  • Former member, Chicago Board of Trade 
  • Current member, Chicago Mercantile Exchange


Illinois, USA

What Students Are Saying

“Very skilled in answering questions, deep knowledge of content and good delivery of material. Focused on the part of the curriculum that was more difficult to understand by just reading the book/slides. Managed class very well. Breaks were well timed.”

, July 2017

“I am very thankful that I had him teach this course as he made it very easy to learn. I think he did an outstanding job. He was very nice and shared much of his learned experience which was a great bonus.”

, July 2017

“Wayne is awesome and a very genuine person. Love his personality.”

, July 2017

“Wayne was an amazing teacher. Got to learn a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the class. He was very patient and made sure the students understood the topic before moving on. I highly recommend all students to take at least one futures class with him.”

, April 2017

“Wayne has a lot of trading floor knowledge and is truly a humble trader. Loved his class. Thank you OTA.”

, April 2017

“Wayne Citron keeps you captivated as he applies the OTA method to Futures trading.”

, March 2017

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