Bachir Chaaya

Online Trading Academy
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After completing college, Bachir Chaaya went on to join a leading Oil and Gas services company where he had his first exposure to the trading of Crude Oil and Natural Gas futures contracts.

His first contact with Online Trading Academy was in 2008, where he immediately realized the value of the material offered and became a Mastermind Community member soon after. Under the mentorship of some of the best Online Trading Academy instructors, Bachir was well positioned to accelerate his learning curve, and in 2011 he resigned from his day job and became a full time professional trader.

Bachir is a very disciplined and rule based trader. As an Instructor, he places great emphasis on psychology, risk management, and having a specific trade plan. He uses a lot of real life examples to simplify and better deliver the concepts of supply and demand and uses live demo trades in class to emphasize the validity of these concepts.

  • Power Trader Nation
  • Mastermind Instructor
  • Online Excellence Award


  • Masters in Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut
  • Former Project Engineer for construction of gas processing plants


  • Indian Markets


  • Forex
  • Futures
  • Graduate Programs
  • Mastermind Community
  • Options
  • Stocks


  • Online Trading Academy graduate
  • Hour with the Pros


Beirut, Lebanon

What Students Are Saying

“Instructor keeps the class involved in lots of participation and thinking processes. The class is very engaging and we have learnt a lot in these past 5 days. The instructor shows immense knowledge and gives plenty of example to make sure all the students understand every topic. He will also recap topics learnt during the class at the end of the day.”

, November 2018

“Bachir's class was engaging and insightful. He is very knowledgeable and patient in answering student's questions. He injects humour and relevance in his explanations which helps make the students feel at ease!”

, November 2018

“The course materials are great and the instructor (Bachir Chaaya) did explain it with simple way which is easy to grasp. On top of that, Bachir did transfer his trading expertise to us which I think it's the most important. Thanks for OTA and Bachir.”

, November 2018

“Awesome Instructor!!!”

, August 2018

“I really enjoyed the FUTURES class. Bachir is an outstanding instructor, we spent a lot of time analyzing charts which really increased my confidence.”

, August 2018

“This was the most rewarding forex class I've taken since I joined OTA a year ago. Bachir tailored the class to our needs. He not only taught the basics and detailed his trading process step by step, but also showed us the characteristics he looks for in high quality zones, how to assess the context of a trade, and gave us rules to apply to specific market conditions; all of which have propelled my trading to the next level. The class was essentially a week of intensive advanced XLTs interwoven with the basics. I learnt so much.”

, May 2018

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