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

“Wayne showed me how to reach the skill level by practice with the OTA Core Strategy. Great knowledge, and Wayne understood what we are going through as students of futures Trading. Showed us in class what is important, how to compartmentalize & prioritize, build a skill set step by step.”

, January 2017

“Laid back style, always gives excellent answers to questions. Fabulous attitude, feels very responsible to students.”

, January 2017

“Wayne's futures class was very detailed and Wayne was patient and thorough with answering any questions.”

, December 2016

“I have applied the Core Strategies that are taught at OTA and they work!!! Wayne is an awesome Instructor. Brings a lot of experience that helps brings the lessons home. Wayne really wants his students to succeed and breaks the information down for us, students. When we get home, instead of being lost, we have handouts that will help us if we had forgotten something. Thank you Wayne.”

, September 2016

“Wayne is an amazing instructor. I had a great time and was able to thoroughly understand the material.”

, August 2016

“Wayne Citron was excellent. Just the right pace, and thoroughly answered questions. He was well prepared and provided so many useful handouts. Just the instructor I needed for my first Futures class. Very well mannered and made it fun. Learned a lot. Thanks Wayne!”

, August 2016
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